Category Archive: Encouragement

How to Show Up in Ways that Ignite High Performance in Others

Your presence – the way you show up – impacts team performance. Positive emotion promotes high performance.* Know impact: Leaders who don’t know or don’t care about their presence can’t promote high performance… Continue reading

3 Rules for “Not Helping” Like a Leader

Under-helpful leaders seem distant and uncaring. Over-helpful leaders encourage irresponsibility and low engagement. 3 rules for “not helping” like a leader: #1. Don’t fix the mistakes of capable team members. The operative word… Continue reading

The Gifts of Leadership: What You Really Do For Others

This morning, I’m thinking about gifts that touch us deeply and change us profoundly. I’m not thinking about a bottle of wine or tickets to a play. The first gift leaders give is… Continue reading

How to Seize End-of-Year-Power

End of year conversations carry unique weight. Why not stoke some fires? A forward-facing conversation with you transforms attitudes. A good word from you energizes effort. Baggage: A leader recently told me how… Continue reading

How to Start the Week Like a Leader

Everything goes dark if you leave organizational culture to chance. You’re responsible for the way it feels to be on your team. Purpose: Purpose expands the world. Yes, you want to make a… Continue reading

Bring Las Vegas Home

They say, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” But not this time. On October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock killed, at current count, 58 people and wounded another 515 from the isolated safety… Continue reading