Every business book you read is based on the same premise. Most don’t know it, some are afraid to say it. Here’s the unvarnished naked truth that drives every […]
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By Chuck Blakeman – Founder, Crankset Group@ChuckBlakeman Are you an HCD Leader or an LCD Manager? Managers always choose LCD, and drag everyone down with them. Management and leadership have nothing in common. […]
Some people defy the odds and do extraordinary things that stretch our view of the possible. Most of the people mentioned here are well known because of the popularity of […]
We’ve all seen the recent video of David Dao, an innocent United Airlines passenger being knocked around, bloodied and brutally dragged off a plane semi-unconscious. What is surprising is that […]
In 2001, two tech guys decided to build a company around the daring vision, “to end human suffering in the world as it relates to technology.” It isn’t a tech […]
I was stunned when I heard it: “It’s our 30th anniversary, and I’m finally planning a full two weeks off work to celebrate.” This proud declaration from a man who […]
Traditional business training focuses the leaders on production. But research shows that focusing on the people instead is more likely to help your production. 95% of companies are still organized […]
Leaders have wasted a lot of time and money on two of our favorite Business Buzzword Bingo terms for the last three years: empowerment and engagement. Here’s the real skinny. […]
Business leaders are taught to be relentless problem solvers. But that focus traps them in a downward spiral of reactive problem-solving that feels more like a hostage situation than leading. […]
In business, one of the worst things you can do is spend a lot of energy on fixing weaknesses. You can actually fix them better by getting better at your […]