Category Archive: Listening

Two Simple Systems for Generating Positive Energy in Others

Make it your mission to fuel and refuel energy. Positive energy fuels achievement. 4 principles of energy: #1. People have energy. Lousy organizations drain it. #2. Energy flows toward meaningful action. When people… Continue reading

The Listening Sandwich and Inspiring Others

Banter provides relational energy but don’t focus on yourself. People enjoy hearing leaders talk about themselves as long as they don’t talk about themselves all the time. The listening sandwich: Show interest in… Continue reading

The Gifts of Leadership: How to Give Advice That People Respect

People don’t want advice. They want the pain to go away. They want to keep doing the same thing but get different results. The world is full of answer-givers, but who can find a… Continue reading

Are You the Captain of the Titanic

Disconnected leaders are captains on the Titanic.  Comfortable disconnection in the present signals failure in the future. Isolation may feel comfortable – especially in difficult situations – but it sinks leaders and organizations.  … Continue reading

All Stagnation Needs is Smug Satisfaction

Work on how you work. If you don’t, this week will reflect last week. Take charge of your trajectory. If you can’t tell me what you’re working on as a leader, you’re already… Continue reading

How to Listen Like a Leader

Listening like a leader enables you to make the world about others. An outward mindset precedes leadership.   Get started: Take out a pen and paper. Write your responses to the questions that… Continue reading