Category Archive: Leading

How to Show Up Like a Leader Today

Some leaders work too hard while the people around them don’t work hard enough.  You’ll burn out if you’re always the first person to arrive and the last person to leave. Leaders create… Continue reading

7 Ways to Practice Accountability With Heart

You elevate your leadership when you express your heart. Weak leaders hide from heart. All they care about is the bottom line. Heart is the strongest thing about you. You project strength when… Continue reading

Two Hours to Courage

Fear talks you out of exceptional and into mediocre. Losing the conversation with fear means: problems persist, teams reach low, and you’re less of a leader than you could be.   Cowards dream… Continue reading

A Pre-Feedback Worksheet: From Finding Fault to Useful Feedback

Fault-finding is an island of security for incompetent leaders. Feedback launches into the deep. Fault-finding makes: Weak leaders feel powerful. Dumb leaders feel smart.  Unworthy leaders feel deserving. Small leaders feel big. Insecure… Continue reading

A Failure at Kindness

Kindness, like most things, is easy until you get serious about it. I spent last week focused on kindness. It was a fiasco. It’s not that I’m unkind. You aren’t kind if all… Continue reading

The Truth About Self-Kindness

It’s hard for me to believe that I’m even thinking about self-kindness. I’m old school. Words like self-love and self-kindness set me on edge. We need responsibility and hard work, not self-kindness. Us… Continue reading