Category Archive: Accountability

Strategies for Dealing with Defensive Employees

Feedback is wasted on Mr. Defensive. He closes his mind to anything that feels threatening.  The chronically defensive can’t benefit from helpful suggestions or constructive feedback. Strategies of Mr. Defensive: The moment you… Continue reading

The Choice That Makes You a Leader

Obsession with others is avoidance. I have many conversations with leaders. Sometimes those conversations begin by talking about disappointment in teammates or higher ups. It’s necessary to talk through frustrations. But conversations can’t… Continue reading

Warren Buffet Explains his Greatest Investment

He said, “I knew you were going to ask. The answer is, ‘Yes.’” A commitment: He had committed to give one personal face-to-face affirmation everyday for two weeks. I thought it was a… Continue reading

How to Stop Stealing Influence and Limiting Your Opportunities

Immaturity shows up thinking about itself. Maturity shows up thinking about others. In my immature twenties, I used language in a presentation that offended some and got me in hot water. When it… Continue reading

How to Show Up Like a Leader Today

The most important leadership choice of the day is choosing how you show up. Don’t react to people and circumstance. Respond from intention. Show up: How you show up determines where you end… Continue reading

The Six Pitfalls of Leadership

The pitfalls of leadership spring from within. Dangers that emerge from within are more perilous than dangers that attack from without. The Six Pitfalls of Leadership: #1. Perceived knowledge. “Those who think they… Continue reading