Posts tagged management
Building Buy-In: Turn Up the Worth not the Work

Many leaders try to enlist others in their endeavors like infomercial spokespeople, by pitching the best deals they can describe. They think people will move in new directions or accept new ideas best if the cost appears inconsequential. So, they try to make any changes and investments sound as minimal or manageable as possible. Sweetening the deal like this might get things moving, but it also makes the “deal” fragile and prone to failure as soon as things get uncomfortable or demanding. And, let’s face it, every important or meaningful endeavor eventually gets uncomfortable and demanding. Here’s a better way to build buy-in…

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The Season of the Firehose (Part 1): Fostering Innovation When Life is Too Full

Lately, I’ve been struggling to fit my life into my life; there’s too much of it, and too little of me… In the Season of the Fire Hose, life is too full, and the fire in people diminishes because they don’t have room to breathe. They find themselves gasping for air in the wash of everything they have to do and they’re desperately in need of something called “margin”.

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