Last time I posted I wrote about how I’ve finally been in a recovery state from depression. It took me about 10 months to gain all of my energy back and I’m still learning lessons from the time I was experience a depressed state.Continue reading “Health and Boundaries – 2”
Recovery is tough.
I’m just now recovering from a year’s worth of depression. No, I haven’t been in depression recently. I finally came up for breath almost 10 months ago, but I’m just now at a place I’d describe as recovered. I’ll go into more detail in the next several weeks. about it. Describing the why and the what of my experience and the how of recovery.Continue reading “Health and Boundaries”
Resets are a good thing
Years ago, I was going through a reset on my life. I needed it. Too little sleep, not enough exercise, and too much work were leading to a bad health situation where my body was about to hand me some divorce papers. Continue reading “Being Present and Scheduling”
You can’t know everything.
No one should expect you to. As I’ve told different teams I’ve lead “We make the best decisions with what we know now.” Even in rocket science, you have to have some version of a “margin of error”. I mean, come on…. Continue reading “Inventiveness and Leading”
The past few posts have been about the reality that at any given point in your organization there are 3-5 big questions that you need to have fast answers for and be able to make decisions against those answers. The other part of that is enabling the people around you, specifically those who report to you, to make decisions that align with you. You want them to know your Continue reading “Inspect what you Expect”
When I was younger
My parents would reward my brother and I by giving us money for grades. Would would get an amount for A’s and a smaller amount for B’s. The expectation was that we wouldn’t make C’s or lower so there were no rewards below B’s. What does this have to do with business? Continue reading “How do you know?”
We’ve been talking about leading with questions in several contexts of the last several posts. You can read about those here, here, and here. This time let’s talk about how to do that in the home. If you’re like me (which means you’re a crazy oddball who is only about 10% of the population), then I’m sorry that you get frustrated so easily. Also, in that context, leading this way allows room for you to grow in patience, since you probably won’t like most of the answers to the questions that you ask. I’ll come back to that.
Let me start with the big idea. Here it is…DO. NOT. Continue reading “Leading With Questions – At Home”
We’ve been talking about leading with questions. You can read the first two posts here and here. Today we’re going to talk about what this looks like in a work setting. I work in an organization that has a great culture towards professional coaching. This isn’t just something that we say, it’s implemented on a ground level. The best example I have to give you a picture of this is Continue reading “Leading with Questions – In Work”