Category Archive: Encouragement

People Can’t See Your Heart When You’re Lost in Your Head

I can not notice people. I want to notice, but I’m easily distracted. People can’t see your heart, when you’re lost in your head. It doesn’t matter if you want to notice people.… Continue reading

3 Steps When Good Intentions Blow Up

Every leader knows what it’s like to saddle up and ride into a hurricane of personal attack. Storms are tipping points for success or failure. The issue isn’t the storm, it’s how you… Continue reading

When Compassion Harms

Supporting people who drift encourages drifting and de-motivates high achievers. Leaders who won’t challenge people harm them. Yes, challenging can go too far. But support is most meaningful when people are stretching themselves.… Continue reading

12 Sentence Starters that Inspire Courage

Any bully can kick someone in the pants. It takes real leadership to inspire. If you encouraged a team member once a week, you’d do it about 50 times a year. (Allowing for… Continue reading

You Find What You Look For

Pessimists think optimists are monkeys catching elephants in a trapeze act without a net. Dark leadership: You never get ahead by burying your head in the sand. You earn leadership opportunities by confronting tough… Continue reading

4 Ways to Win Over Negative Team Members

#1. Don’t minimize the concerns of negative people. When you say, “It’s not that bad,” to someone who thinks it’s bad, they think that you don’t get it. You’re out of touch. They’ll… Continue reading