How to Stop Making Excuses and Save Your Career

This is the second post on “What Not To Do And How Not To Do It” about six of the biggest leadership mistakes and how to stop making them. Today we’re going to talk about Excuses—why the excuse-making habit is so destructive and what can be done to overcome this. Making excuses is one of […] See More

March 23, 2017

How to Use Regular Tolls to Achieve Goals

This is the fourth in a series of four posts about the RGT coaching method. In the last few weeks, we discussed the basic principles, followed by more detailed posts about Roles and Goals. If you haven’t yet, you might want to read those before proceeding. The T in RGT stands for Tolls. Driving the famous […] See More

March 1, 2017

The Powerful Role of Roles in RGT Coaching

Last week I introduced the RGT–Roles, Goals, and Tolls–Coaching method. As promised, today we’re going to cover the Roles element. When teams learn and practice RGT, they see almost immediate results. It provides a common leadership (and followership) language and helps eliminate one of most companies’ biggest problems: poor communication. It’s important to note that 95% […] See More

February 16, 2017

RGT Coaching: Easy to Learn, Powerful Results

For the next few weeks, I’m going to write about RGT (Roles, Goals, and Tolls) coaching. This method can help you nip a lot of unnecessary management and leadership problems in the bud and even preempt a lot of problems before they can happen. It also gives people a way to approach issues like day-to-day delegation […] See More

February 8, 2017

The Audacity of Focused Caution: More Inspiration From the Oracle

I’ve always been struck by Warren Buffett’s single-mindedness and discipline. His annual reports used to contain a letter to potential sellers of businesses. This letter contained a specific, inviolate, and most importantly unchanging list of vital statistics that must be present for Buffett to be interested. I loved his line, taken from a country-western song, […] See More

June 15, 2016

WHAT GOOGLE LEARNED ABOUT BUILDING GREAT TEAMS

Back in 2012, Google set out to quantifiably research what makes certain high-performing teams work the way they do. Where two groups have equally smart and qualified people, what intangibles account for their differences in performance? The New York Times Magazine recently ran a story (in an entire issue on the future of work) on […] See More

March 9, 2016