Category Archive: Influence

How Negative Leaders Become Positive Today

The immediate environment around you is your complete responsibility.  Become positive: #1. Imagine you’re a positive leader. Go do that.  Behave your way into positive leadership. #2. Stop saying, “Yes, but….” One reason… Continue reading

5 Ways to Build Your Reputation as a Leader

People justify their judgement once they tag you with a reputation. Character is more important than reputation. But leaders ignore the latter to their peril. You have one: Reputation is the way people… Continue reading

Anticipation as Leadership Advantage

The way to maximize the present is to anticipate the future. Anticipation enhances influence and expands leadership: Don’t simply meet today’s challenges. Anticipate tomorrow’s opportunity. This is especially true when developing and challenging… Continue reading

Empathy Protects You From Being a Jerkhole

Boldness, toughness, and grit are great leadership qualities, but empathy makes them effective. Apart from empathy, leaders are jerkholes. Empathy is: Empathy is stepping into someone’s experience. Empathy is laughing when someone laughs… Continue reading

How to Improve Your Vibe and Flourish as a Leader

Leaders send vibes to everyone in their proximity. If you want to flourish, choose how you show up. Leadership vibes: Inner thoughts and attitudes radiate through facial expressions, body language, tone, and language.… Continue reading

How to Put People in Stressful Situations

What gives you the right to put someone in a situation that makes their palms sweat? Positive intention. Shared values. Known commitments. Open relationship. Challenge or coddle: Coddling prevents people from soaring. Compassionate… Continue reading