Category Archives: Leadership

Grassroots Leadership: How Leaders Get People To Buy In and Own The Outcome

Michael Abrashoff is a former Navy Commander tasked with turning around the performance of the USS Benfold, a naval warship struggling to meet its performance targets. Abrashoff’s leadership style and strategies led to a significant turnaround in the ship’s performance, and his experience provides valuable lessons for leaders in any industry.

10 Tactics I Use to Keep an Open Mind and Avoid Confirmation Bias

Want to make better decisions? Ask yourself why you keep constantly making bad ones. Ok, it’s not that simple; but this is an example of an approach to short-circuit our habitual ways of thinking. One way we impede ourselves from making better decisions is confirmation bias.

There Are No Bad Crews Only Bad Leaders

In any team or organization, the performance of the team depends largely on the quality of leadership; I believe leadership is the single greatest factor that affects team performance. The phrase “There are no bad crews, only bad leaders” highlights the importance of good leadership in achieving success. The phrase has been attributed to the US Navy SEALs, who are known for their highly effective teamwork and leadership skills.

Using Pre-Suasion to Influence Others: A Guide to Changing Minds

Changing someone’s mind can be a daunting task, but it is a necessary one for anyone who wants to influence others. Whether you are trying to persuade a colleague to support your project, a client to buy your product or a friend to change their behavior, you need to be able to present your ideas in a compelling way.

10 Lessons in Strategy from the Mastermind Napoleon Bonaparte

Trying out something a little different today. Strategic thinking is one of my favorite topics, and Napoleon Bonaparte is one of my favorite people to study for lessons on strategic thinking. So, today I’m going to give you a list of lessons I’ve learned from one of the greatest military strategists in history.

What’s The Best Way to Foster Innovation and Creativity Within a Team?

Companies live and die by their ability to both execute their core business and find the next revolution. Both need innovation, because not doing so results in stagnation, irrelevance, and finally failure. Innovation is the responsibility of the CEO, but the task itself resides in project leaders and their teams.