Category Archive: Managing

6 Ways to Make Leadership Meaningful

Dedicated leaders tend to lose themselves to work. They end up frustrated, drained, and burned out. Take the helm of your leadership journey. Don’t let others drive your life. Life is too precious… Continue reading

Stay Interviews: 5 Simple Steps with Questions

Exit interviews investigate why people leave. Stay interviews explore what motivates people to stay. Stay interviews*: Deliver information that can be used today. Give practical insights for engaging and retaining top performers. Provide… Continue reading

5 Surprising Reasons for Poor Performance You Can Solve Quickly

Poor performance is exhausting and frustrating. A manager who brings out the best in others multiplies talent and maximizes resources. Poor performance degrades, de-energizes, and devalues. 5 surprising reasons for poor performance: #1.… Continue reading

Initiative: 4 Ways to Act without Permission

New ideas always encounter resistance. Success requires initiative. Leaders act without permission. There’s too much permission-asking in organizations. You’ve been asking permission all your life. It began when you were a kid. How… Continue reading

The BIG YES Accelerates Leadership

Warren Buffett said, “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.” But there is a danger. Saying no is a dead-end when… Continue reading

12 Questions Guaranteed to Energize People

Lousy managers are anchors. Successful managers are wind. The first step in filling people’s sails is setting an intention to energize people. After time with you, you want people … Standing tall. Energized… Continue reading