How to Feel in Control Without Being Controlling – Confessions of a Micromanager

I have a confession. For a while I tried to justify it. Some of the ways might sound familiar.

The Art of Subtraction – Excuses

When we take on the responsibility of leadership we waive our right to excuses. We can't just lean on 'I didn't know'. Now it's our job to know.

The Art of Subtraction – Pain

Leadership is painful. If you've been around leadership long enough I don't need to remind you of that.

The Art of Subtraction – Answers

If there was just one behaviour you could adopt as a leader that would be most helpful and beneficial in your role, what would you choose?

The Art of Subtraction – Priorities

I've learned the hard way what I'm sure you're already well aware of... You can't do everything (at least not well).

The Art of Subtraction – Decisions

The key to making better decisions is making less decisions. To clarify, that doesn’t necessarily mean making fewer decisions.

The Art of Subtraction – Do Less, Lead Better

In leadership, it's easy get caught up in all the things we need to do more of. We don't spend nearly enough time thinking about what we need to get rid of.

How To Be A Number One Number Two – Observation

The vast population of this earth, and indeed nations themselves, may readily be divided into three groups. There are the few who make things happen, the many more who watch…

How To Be A Number One Number Two – Execution

A great number two never has to be asked twice. Think about how releasing that can be for a leader.

How To Be A Number One Number Two – Humility

Leaders operate with a strategic lean towards the future. They have to. It enables them to see and cast a compelling vision for those they lead.

How To Be A Number One Number Two – Alignment

Being a number one number two doesn't mean you'll always be in agreement. In fact, if you were, you wouldn't be a great number two.

How To Be A Number One Number Two – Initiative

People who can follow instruction are common. Those that have done it long enough to respond instinctively are less common. People who lead with initiative are both valuable and…