Category Archive: Goals

How to Respond to an Angry Employee

Don’t ad lib when emotion is high. Prepare yourself to respond to an angry employee. Develop a plan. How to respond to an angry employee: #1. Emotion comes first. Diffuse hot emotion before solving tough… Continue reading

7 Ways to Know a Team Member is Ready to Stretch

Don’t coddle your team. Trust their ability to grow into new skills and responsibilities. Protecting people from challenges propagates dependence and sends the subtle signal that you don’t believe they will rise up.… Continue reading

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

Is Super Bowl Coach Bill Belichick a Detached Jerk

Bill Belichick, coach of the New England Patriots, has one facial expression. I’m not sure if you’d describe it as grumpy, unhappy, or intimidating – maybe all three. You wouldn’t call it warm.… Continue reading

How to Beat Your Inner-Critic into Submission

Inner-critics stomp around smashing hope and shattering confidence. The goal of your inner-critic is safety. The top 7 expressions of inner-critics: You should have. Inner-critics love the negative past. You screwed up. They… Continue reading

How Experienced Leaders Become Stagnant and Mediocre

Repetition isn’t the path to improvement, unless you persistently work to improve.   The only way to improve is to focus on improvement. Experience turns to mediocrity when: You can’t explain what you’re… Continue reading