Category Archive: Leadership Development

7 Lessons from the Naïve Leader

One day a naïve leader decided to explore the desert. He was smart enough to know he needed water and clothing for protection from the sun. But he didn’t understand all the dangers… Continue reading

4 Ways to Set Team Norms

How do you enforce team norms lightly when you have a disruptive member? Dear Dan, When you have a disruptive team member with emotional outbursts that is limiting the team’s effectiveness, enforcing lightly… Continue reading

Team EQ: What It Is – Why It Matters – How to Increase It

New book giveaway! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Joshua Rosenthal to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of Team Emotional Intelligence 2.0. Deadline for eligibility… Continue reading

Conflict: 5 Responses to Any Issue

Where people interact, conflict occurs. “Researchers found that on average, parents have 2,184 arguments with their kids every year. Each day, in fact, they spend about 49 minutes fighting.” Yahoo Average employees spend… Continue reading

3 Ways to Do What Matters Today

Everyone wants to do what matters but we’re afraid to define it. After all, when you define what matters it’s unsurprising. Think love, relationships, satisfaction, health, and making a difference (mission). Suppose you… Continue reading

24 Ways to Challenge People Without being a Jerk-Hole

Performance is about rigorous standards, high expectations, clear goals, and providing support. Challenge people and be tenderhearted. “The best leaders are toughminded on standards and tenderhearted with people.” Doug Conant 24 ways to… Continue reading