Category Archive: energy

7 Ways to Stop Being a Grim Reaper Leader

Grim-Reaper-Leaders contaminate every environment. People feel you before they see you. Have you ever walked into a space and felt a bad vibe before seeing anyone?  Radius: Imagine waking up after an accident… Continue reading

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

21 Ways to Fuel Vitality in Challenging Reality

Drooping shoulders and hanging hands point to dark water ahead. There’s a word for low energy leaders and low aspiration teams. Dying! 21 ways to fuel vitality in challenging reality: High vitality leadership… Continue reading

Drive For Results Vs. Need for Approval

Successful leaders have high drive for results (hi-DFR) and low need for approval (lo-NFA). The rule: The rule of drive: As drive for results (DFR) goes up – social courtesy goes down. Who… Continue reading

How to Infuse Heart into Soul-Sucking Organizations

Heartless leaders build soul-sucking organizations. Leaders learn how to think with their heads in school. But leaders who think with their hearts build vibrant organizations. Results. Leadership would be simple if results are… Continue reading

3 Laws of Vitality: Defeat Energy Vampires Before they Defeat You

Energy vampires* cheer when: Urgencies distract from priorities. Meetings suck the life out of people. Tough conversations get rescheduled or avoided. Elephants – taboo topics – crowd conference rooms. Outdated systems and processes… Continue reading