Articles, Blogs, and Rants

The Honor in Bureaucracy

By MarioApril 3, 2009 General Leadership

Those of us in the field (doing the “real” work) need those considerations, and we need someone else to do it – we are too busy; we are focusing on the immediate, the now, the customer, the business at hand. I, for one, have always been thankful for all the things that someone else had to think about to make my job easier or safer or better.

The Opposite of Mentoring

By MarioFebruary 20, 2009 General Leadership

The practice of talking bad about a co-worker..or your boss..or say – an entire department of people at your company – while commonly and incorrectly accepted as “venting” – is actually an extremely damaging act to play out on other members of your team.

Being a Good Follower

By MarioJanuary 28, 2009 General Leadership, Toolbox

For all the hype (and there is alot of it) about leadership, too few people give voice to the one thing all leaders need.  Followers. And if you want to really get good at leading – you had better lock down following first. I don’t care how cool your boss is, true followership is not […]

The Missing Competency

By MarioDecember 16, 2008 Business, Leadership, Opinion

Students of leadership in any organization have, at one time or another, considered defined leadership competencies as a road map of sorts for personal growth. They represent the qualities, talents, and abilities that make up the perfect leader.