Category Archive: Coaching

Solution Saturday: Harassing Naughty Employees

Dear Dan, I know you are a coach and proponent for encouraging people to receive help from mentors and coaches. What would you suggest to employees who have been misled by leadership-type coaches…grossly…for… Continue reading

How to Lead Conversations that end with Vitality

You beat yourself up. So do the people around you. Don’t climb in a hole and pull dirt in on yourself. Maybe it’s time to throw dirt out of the hole! Practice: While… Continue reading

Cold Leaders Have a 1-in-2000 Chance to Make it to the Top 25%

I’m still grappling with the realization that kindness/warmth is inconvenient. I’d be kind if I had the time. Thankfully, when I work with people or organizations, they are my agenda. But what if… Continue reading

7 Ways to Say, “No,” When It’s Easier to Say, “Yes”

Tough and mean are two different things. Mean is uncaring. You don’t have to choose between a caring heart and tough decision. 7 Ways to say, “No.” #1. Declare good intentions. “I’d love… Continue reading

Feeling Like Myself Again

A leader told me he was learning a lot. I asked, “What are you learning?” He couldn’t name one thing. If you don’t know what you’re learning, you aren’t learning.   I took… Continue reading

How Experienced Leaders Become Stagnant and Mediocre

Repetition isn’t the path to improvement, unless you persistently work to improve.   The only way to improve is to focus on improvement. Experience turns to mediocrity when: You can’t explain what you’re… Continue reading