Nelson Coulter

GoodRight

Doing good is harder than not. Adopting good habits is more difficult than the opposite. Choosing service over self-interest is an extremely onerous commitment. Creating ecologically sustainable systems is tougher than consumptive practice. Insisting on fairness and...

DisasterFoilers

We make thousands of decisions each day. The higher up the leadership ladder we reside, the number of decisions grows. Well-crafted policy and ethical judgment are key to making sound and consequential decisions. Those are foundational to efficacious day-to-day...

With-It-Ness

The best leaders I know are With-It kind of people. And not only in the usual sense that they're up to speed and paying attention. With-It leaders understand that important work is never done alone. Thus, they continually express an inclusive message of team effort,...

Non-Solvers

Every team seems to have at least one member intent upon being the Non-Solver, the one who identifies problems then sits back to let others try to figure out how to come up with solutions. Some pretty smart leaders I know don't let folks get away with such...

ManipuFluence

Causing others to think and act is a fundamental responsibility of leadership. Some choose to engage in those causative acts through manipulation, others through influence. Consider this continuum (with sum corollary descriptors): Manipulation <<<<<...

ServantStewardship

Much has been written about the concept of Servant Leadership. Whole books. Many whole books, in fact. Some of the most emulatable Servant Leaders I know demonstrate some very powerful common attributes: We Language - Their language is always inclusive and...

BetterBitter

Some folks I know work intentionally, daily, relentlessly to get BETTER. Almost everyone I know that fits that description does so through a disciplined, continual LEARNING journey. They seem dedicated to making themselves better, in the interest of making our world...

AssumpXploration

Being stuck is a common experience. We get stuck as individuals, and we get stuck as organizations. Getting unstuck is tricky business because it requires... Careful examination of how we got stuck in the first place (aka Reflection) Honest assessment of any...

ProgressionAilments

Most organizations exist to accomplish something important. Most people who work in organizations want their organization to succeed (even if it's for purely selfish purposes). Two debilitating ailments commonly compromise organizational progress: Complacency and...

Obitu-Leader

Volumes have been written about what does and doesn't make a good leader. To be sure, there are many moving parts to being an effective leader. And, constantly changing contexts do nothing but make the challenges more ominous. Nothing inhibits our ability to lead...