Category Archive: Influence

Why Leadership Development is Superficial and How to Fix It

You’re missing the point if all you want to do is become a better leader. Your vision is puny. Maybe you’re self-centered. My passion: Developing leaders is a secondary passion in my life.… 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

How to Coach Your Boss to Success without Losing Your Job

Leadership success centers on bringing out the best in others, even your boss. Most leaders don’t enjoy being told what to do. Use questions rather than directions. But avoid manipulation. 3 strategies to… Continue reading

How You Have Inescapable Impact

No one can live as an individual. “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;” John Donne Impact: If you… Continue reading

Engagement is Getting People to Do Things THEY Want to Do

It’s a mistake to believe leadership is getting people to do what you want them to do. Engagement is getting people to do things THEY want to do. Pressure: Pressuring people to do… Continue reading

You Feel Things Your Team Shouldn’t Know About

Anyone with an ounce of responsibility knows “Express Yourself” is poppycock. Leadership requires emotional control. In praise of emotional control: Some get apoplectic when you suggest they should control their emotions rather than… Continue reading