Monthly Archives August 2014

Forget Everything You Know About Leadership

70% of American workers are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” (Gallup, 2013). That figure represents a failure of leadership. Leadership is the ability to impact and engage people in important work that causes positive disruption. That clearly isn’t happening. Whether you tell someone to follow you or ask them, there are only three possible responses that person can give you: Yes, No, or Maybe. So at the end of the day leadership is about getting someone to engage and (voluntarily and repeatedly) say “yes.” How do we get people to respond, “yes?” There are three methods leaders rely upon to