Take Step One to Lead A Direct Report

[Approximately twice a month I will be focusing Read2Lead on the specific context of LeadingX2.] Every manager has the capacity with every direct report to build a relationship in which the two: “lead by two.”  The advantages of turning a direct report into a peer are enormous: the “lower” person is set free to invent, … Continued

How You Can Get a Handle on the Costly Curse of Conflict

We were seven kids in a pretty healthy family.  Seven kids in a 3-bedroom ranch. Oh, and seven 7 kids in our one Ford Country Squire. Picture the 9 of us, sardine chldren: We were a daily and nightly laboratory of conflict. My memory is that there was crying on pretty much a daily basis. Like … Continued