Monthly Archives: April 2014

Don’t Delegate More – Delegate More Effectively

When C-level executives are asked what change they could make to become a more effective leader, one of the most common answers is, “I need to delegate more!” My caution to these executives is always the same: Don’t delegate more. … Continue reading

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Why Don’t We Ask?

Why is asking so important? In the Information Age, leaders must manage knowledge workers. Peter Drucker has defined knowledge workers as people who know more about what they are doing than their boss does. It is hard to tell people … Continue reading

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The Best Advice I Ever Received

Like many young Ph.D. students, while I studied at UCLA, I was deeply impressed with my own intelligence, wisdom and profound insights into the human condition. I consistently amazed myself with my ability to judge others and see what they … Continue reading

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Their Commitment Might Mean More Than Our Insight

My friend, Dr. David Ulrich, is a highly respected thought leader, wonderful person and perhaps the world’s top HR consultant. Dave once taught me that effective performance can be seen as a function of the quality of an idea times … Continue reading

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