Category Archives: Reflective Leadership

Pause • Reflect • Refocus • Reignite

So many managers and leaders these days are dealing with wholesale sea change, not just little shifts in the level of the tide. Not minor waves of change, a process here and there, but overwhelming, multifaceted shifts. Covid. Turnover. New leaders. Restructuring. Priorities expanded. All of the above, overnight. The whole organization in ongoing redefinition, […]

On Disbelieving Your Own Thoughts

A central challenge of leading is being able to see — see very clearly — what is happening. Many things can impede this needed awareness and insight — inadequate data and wrong information being two of the most common problems. A third may be our own biases, the unexamined personal beliefs that drive poor judgment. […]

The Other Contagion: Mistrust

Under any circumstances how people perceive they are being treated by their employers either creates greater or lesser trust. The coronavirus pandemic naturally stirs up and may drastically heighten whatever level of trust is part of an existing workplace environment — depending on what the leaders do. A lot has been made of ensuring adequate […]

On Blind Spots

If you must be strong, you’ll react every time you see yourself being weak. You will stamp out weakness by being especially strong, displaying what your strength looks like so even you can see it. This may well have side effects, including looking especially weak and self-centered as you beat up on others. If you […]