It’s Not Your Fault, But It Is Your Responsibility

The skills that were taught in school are mostly irrelevant. Sure, there are basics like math and reading–but even now, the average reading level in the US is 8th grade. It’s not your fault, but it is your responsibility. It’s not fair, for sure. The sooner we accept and adjust, the sooner we can get […]

Are You As Ready As You Think

Here’s a leadership trick I pulled from Agile. When you’re looking at yourself, your team, or a co-worker, you can use this tool to quickly assess readiness. In the “Situational Leadership Model,” there are 4 levels of “readiness.” Readiness is how motivated and capable someone is. It’s a predictor of future output.   Here are […]

The Defining Reason Leaders Fail

I want you to think about the last time you worked with someone who didn’t do their job well. Were they always late? Did they not not complete their work? Were they sloppy? If you were their boss (and maybe you were) would you fire them? Whose fault is it? Most people would say: “Look, […]