Category Archive: Passion

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

4 Forms of Stagnation that Defeat Leaders and Destroy Organizations

Stagnation serves up death in sugary bites that taste like cake. Regardless of the contents of your leadership, you found it moving forward. The opposite of forward is stagnation.   4 forms of… Continue reading

Donald Trump – The Declaration and Real Leadership

Anger motivates change. Donald Trump isn’t the first President who formed a coalition driven by discontent and frustration. The U.S. was born in discontent. Destruction: The U.S. Declaration of Independence expresses aspirational anger.… Continue reading

Why Feelings Matter From Someone Who Thought They Didn’t

Feelings matter more today than they did when I was young. I’m old school. It doesn’t matter how you feel. You show up and do the work. Being brought up on a dairy… Continue reading

10 Strategies that Re-energize Demoralized Teams

Layoffs, complaints, stress, cutbacks, unrealistic expectations, shortfalls, and more, demoralize teams.   10 Strategies that Re-energize Demoralized teams: #1. Complain a little and move on. “We’ve talked about this the last three times… Continue reading

How to Help Reluctant Team Members Move From Self-Doubt to Gusto

He wanted the new opportunity. Yet, he sat there wondering, “What if I fail?” Finally I said, “I have a word for you. ‘Gusto.’ How might you pursue this opportunity with gusto? The… Continue reading