Category Archive: energy

Three Surprising Benefits of Making a Commitment

A leader who’s reluctant to commitment respects the value of commitments. But remarkable success demands commitment. Reluctance to commit is natural. Refusal to commit is deadly. Leaders who excel make courageous commitments.  Half-hearted… Continue reading

Everything that Sucks Energy Begins with “P”

Only 11% of us had a great deal of energy yesterday.* I asked a group, “What aspects of work suck the life out of you?” Every response pointed to a “P” word –… Continue reading

The Shocking Truth about Disrespect and How to Overcome It

Nearly 80% of people who feel disrespected are less committed*. Those who aren’t committed find fault. Those who are committed find a way. It might feel good to ‘put people in their place,’… Continue reading

Why I Lock My Wife Out of the House

I intentionally lock my wife out of the house. I lock her out because I love her. She isn’t a wild-eyed drunk. She doesn’t need time to cool off after losing her temper.… Continue reading

Questions that Bring People to Life

Experience shows that most leaders are lousy question askers. Maybe it’s lack of practice? Not long ago, I met a leader who asked interesting questions. He was interesting TO me because he was interested… Continue reading

How Curiosity Energizes Team Members

I asked a question that drained a leader’s energy. She’s facing new challenges and feels trapped. Meeting challenges, seizing opportunities, and solving people-issues require energy. It’s true that serving in ways that align… Continue reading