Category Archive: Marks of leaders

Three Ways to Change People

It’s absurd to say we can’t change people. The people in your story have changed you. You’re who you are, in part, because of them. Influence is the power to produce change. #1.… Continue reading

One Thing You Must Do Today and Every Day

If you can only do one thing today, connect with your team. Performance requires connection. 7 reasons for weak connection: You don’t like them. Bad memories create distance. You let someone down so… Continue reading

7 Secrets to High Performance

Challenges to high performance include entitlement, unfocused energy, and soul-sucking systems. Questions that expose high performers: #1 What makes you think you want to be a high performer? It helps to know why… Continue reading

How to Know if You’re a Manager or a Leader

You’re not managing just because you run meetings or have a title. You might own the place, but that doesn’t make you a leader. Think of leadership and management as distinct ways of… Continue reading

4 Ways to Lead Yourself into a New Year

Novices think leadership begins with others. Leadership is about others but it begins with you. Ask novice-leaders what needs to be done and their sentences begin with “they”. Novice-leaders complain about others rather… Continue reading

The Grinch’s Heart Grew Three Sizes That Day

“And what happened, then? Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day. And then – the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch… Continue reading