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Why Good Leaders Shouldn’t Use The Phrase: “Just Make It Happen!”

“Just make it happen!” Jeez! During my 30+ years in the Navy, I can’t tell you how many times I heard that phrase from senior leaders. And it wasn’t exactly helpful: a vague, open-ended statement like this (what I call

When Leaders Go Bad

When you think of the word “leadership,” what comes up? Most people view leadership as connoting the best of the best, the demonstration of high ideals, and living and

Leaders Answer Their Emails

I’m in a particularly ornery mood this month! Maybe it’s the slow start of the Orioles in the new baseball season. Maybe I’m tired of telling some of the trainers at my local gym that they’re not failures and to not totally buy-in on all the