Category Archive: Leading

A Disaster with a Discouraged Team

The room felt like a funeral when the manager’s meeting began. In the end, the meeting was a disaster. I did something I shouldn’t have done. You can’t find the light with your… Continue reading

Nearly 40% Never Give Positive Reinforcement

For many, it’s easier to talk about what sucks than what’s great. There’s a negative voice in our heads. Personally, you can’t speak well of yourself. Why? Humble leaders don’t brag. They talk about… Continue reading

3 Ways to Create a Culture of Accountability

New Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies of Culture Works. Leave a comment on this guest post by Kris Boesch to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of Culture Works. (Deadline: 5/6/2017) —–… Continue reading

How to Ignite a Growth Point for Talent in 10 Minutes or Less

  Everyone knows the frustration of working with unqualified, uncertain, unproductive team members. One reason you’re stressed out is you haven’t developed the people around you. Ropes: Everything feels like pushing a rope when the… Continue reading

5 Ways to Answer Self Importance and Move Toward Humility

“I don’t like it that helping can make me feel superior to others.” The young woman on my team who spoke those words volunteered at a homeless shelter Sunday night. We spoke Monday morning… Continue reading

How to Ignite Development in the Arrogant and Resistant

Arrogance can’t see a need for development. Ask egotistical managers if they run great meetings. (Insert any management skill.) Of course they do! There’s no point in telling them they don’t. Pride invites… Continue reading