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Moving From Distress to Eustress

88% of leaders report that work is a primary source of stress. What if stress is good for you? These are stressful times. We’d love to avoid or prevent crisis and tragedy. But there’s… Continue reading

Dear Dan: My Boss Feels Like a Limiter

Dear Dan, I’m wondering how to push through when I have a challenging leader? My boss gives me space to do what I need to do, but is very unpredictable in approach, response,… Continue reading

How to End the Frustration of Recurring Problems

Frustrated leaders complain about having the same conversation. “We’ve talked about this problem over and over.” Repetition creates the path of least resistance like rivers eventually wear channels in stone. Pattern reflection: Tell… Continue reading

4 Practices to Make Coaching Easy and Effective

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Marcia Reynolds, PsyD, Master Certified Coach, to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of her new book,… Continue reading

10 Ways to Spot Dead-weight Before it’s too Late

Teams thrive and rise when you ditch dead-weight. “[Will] Felps estimates that teams with just one deadbeat, downer, or asshole suffer a performance disadvantage of 30 to 40 percent compared to teams that… Continue reading

Making the Most of Dissatisfaction

When nagging dissatisfaction drives your leadership, teams struggle, relationships flounder, and results always disappoint. Persistent dissatisfaction eventually becomes intolerable. Escape seems the only resolution. The answer to dissatisfaction is learning to find satisfaction,… Continue reading