Category Archive: Motivation

4 Ways to Build Teams That Pull You into the Future

Leaders lean in when I talk about teams with pull. We’ve all been on teams that needed to be pushed. How do you create pull? You can’t create the future with a team… Continue reading

All I Want is Just a Little Respect

Aretha Franklin speaks for everyone when she sings, “All I want is just a little respect.” Don’t poke dogs and expect them to kiss you.  The song, “Respect,” was written by Otis Redding.… Continue reading

Top Leaders Explain What Fuels Their Energy

Any incompetent fool can run around barking orders like a chihuahua with the self image of a doberman.  Yes, giving direction is part of leadership. But the soft stuff, like igniting, monitoring, and… Continue reading

How to Find Energy to Move Closer to the Edge

Spiders, snakes, and bears are scary. I had a dream about a bear on railroad tracks when I was a kid. I don’t know if I’m afraid of bears because of the dream… Continue reading

4 Neglected Essentials of Engagement they didn’t Teach you in School

Engagement is freely given. Forced engagement is coercion or intimidation. Four neglected essentials of engagement: #1. Model the way. Pull with others, if you expect them to pull with you. Practice engagement if… Continue reading

How to be the Inspirational Leader you Aspire to Become

Criticism and complaint seldom inspire people to take on new challenges. 4 essentials for inspirational leadership: Belief: You must believe in people in order to inspire them. Everyone who has achieved anything owes… Continue reading