“Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.”
– John Wooden

Leadership can be like learning to ride a bike: at some point you have to climb on and give it a shot.  A few falls are inevitable, but there are skills and techniques that will make the process less painful.  On this page, look for tips, tricks, and ideas about improving your leadership skills so that you do less falling, and more flying.

Leadership Skills and Techniques

Leadership Skills

The One Minute Manager - Blanchard and Johnson

Book Notes: The One Minute Manager

I first picked up the original edition of this little book in December of 1985 and loved it immediately.  Don’t be deceived by its small size, it’s packed with very practical leadership tools that you can put to use immediately.

Taking Control by Giving

Taking Control by Giving

As soon as we got out of the overloaded white mini-bus with the two rubber rafts on top, we were met by our guide.  He welcomed us to the river, introduced himself as Marco, started handing us helmets and paddles, and asked us to gather over by a tree.  We …

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Quantifying Fun

How to Measure the Unmeasurable “OK,” I said, “I agree it’s a good idea to try to have fun at our weekly meetings, but how do you make a concise goal out of that?  How do you know when you have achieved fun?”  Read on, and we’ll look at two …

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