Freedom to Fail

Freedom to Fail

The other night, I talked with friends about what it was like growing in the 70s and 80s. Without mobile devices, we weren’t constantly in touch with everybody, and we weren’t always accessible to our parents. We had the freedom to fail and could avoid consequences...
Overworked and Underappreciated

Overworked and Underappreciated

Overworked and underappreciated is a dangerous place for teams to be, leaders should avoid this state at all costs. Heavy workloads are common for growing organizations, and sometimes a bigger lift is needed at times. The danger occurs when the heavy...
You Don’t Need a Blueprint

You Don’t Need a Blueprint

Growing organizations in an ever-changing world don’t have a blueprint for everything.  Last March, we sent everyone home to work remotely for what we thought would be a few weeks. This has been different from anything I’ve been through here at Service...
Problem Solvers & Innovators

Problem Solvers & Innovators

As your organization grows, you need to be looking for people who are problem solvers and innovators. If you’re a leader, this is the type of person you need to become. It’s no longer acceptable for a leader to wait and be told what to do or ask...
Performance vs. Learning Culture

Performance vs. Learning Culture

I saw a tweet today by Adam Grant, an organizational consultant and graduate of the University of Michigan. I had the pleasure of seeing Adam speak at an event a few years ago, so I followed him on Twitter and I enjoy many of his tweets. This one, in...