Category Archive: Leading

3 Secret Powers of Gratitude that Make you a Superhero Leader

I’m not a fan of superstar leaders because leadership is about others. But grateful leaders are superheroes. 3 secret powers of gratitude #1. Secret power of guidance: Use gratitude to guide decisions. Ask… Continue reading

Can Gratitude Be a Bad Thing? Yes!

You have to be a little nuts to intentionally choose ingratitude. But bad gratitude is a reality. Let’s begin with good gratitude. Good gratitude: “Ingratitude is always a kind of weakness. I have… Continue reading

The Simple Shift that Supercharges the Power of Gratitude

“The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.” William James Criticism cuts. Gratitude heals and empowers. Grateful-for: The simplest form of gratitude is grateful-for. You’re grateful for: A fine meal with… Continue reading

An Actionable Approach to Tough Issues Even Timid Leaders can Employ

The worst agonies of leadership are self-inflicted. Poor results and toxic environments are often the result of misplaced tolerance. What happens when you avoid tough issues: #1. Unintentional affirmation of negative behaviors. Silent… Continue reading

7 Advantages of Uncertainty That Leaders Maximize Everyday

You wouldn’t choose uncertainty, but the Rolling Stones were right. You can’t always get what you want. Successful leaders find advantage in uncertainty. 7 advantages of uncertainty: #1. Develops character. Uncertainty is opportunity… Continue reading

The 12 Scariest Bosses Anyone Could Have

Research shows that managers account for at least 70% of variance in employee engagement scores. The 12 scariest bosses: Ghost boss – only shows up when things go wrong. Wart boss – loves to point… Continue reading