How to Coach Your Boss to Success without Losing Your Job

Leadership success centers on bringing out the best in others, even your boss. Most leaders don’t enjoy being told what to do. Use questions rather than directions. But avoid manipulation. 3 strategies to… Continue reading

Obsession Made Them Remarkable

We went to the Christmas Spectacular in New York City this year because a friend performs in the show. The show is spectacular because it’s done with precision time after time. There’s no… Continue reading

How Curiosity Energizes Team Members

I asked a question that drained a leader’s energy. She’s facing new challenges and feels trapped. Meeting challenges, seizing opportunities, and solving people-issues require energy. It’s true that serving in ways that align… Continue reading

The Chairman of Nokia on Managing His Replacement

The danger of being promoted is micromanaging your replacement. What if you feel more skilled than your replacement? What if your replacement doesn’t do things the way you would do them? To make… Continue reading

Navigating Turbulence when Forming New Teams

You can’t predict the path forward when facing new challenges. But leading a new team, thanks to “Tuckman’s Stages,” has elements of predictability. Four stages – plus one: #1. Forming: Mission – What… Continue reading

The Science of Gratitude

The more you learn about gratitude, the more it becomes a magic elixir. Robert Emmons, one of the world’s leading experts on gratitude, says… Gratitude has the power to: Heal. Energize. Change lives. Defining… Continue reading