Category Archive: energy

The Anatomy of Encouragement for Leaders

Everyone needs encouragement, eventually. Encouragement feels like someone sat beside you and grabbed an oar. #1. Encouragement thrives with connection. Encouragement from a distance is better than no encouragement. But the most powerful… Continue reading

4 Self-Limiting Statements You Must Stop Saying Today

#1. Stop saying, “I didn’t have time.” Everyone has enough time. Refusing to accept reality is belligerent insanity. Two reasons you say, “I didn’t have enough time.”: You over-estimate your talent and abilities.… Continue reading

Stephen Hawking on Happiness and Expectation

Disappointment, failure, and tragedy feel like tiresome in-laws. But it’s better to invite them in for coffee than to kick them out. A life of ease makes you weak. But don’t pursue difficulty.… Continue reading

4 Questions the Best Managers Answer to Energize Employees

“The best managers reinforce how and why each person’s contribution is fundamental to the team’s success.” Gallup Four questions: First: What is your contribution? People are energized when their contribution is understood and… Continue reading

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