12 Sentence Starters that Inspire Courage

Any bully can kick someone in the pants. It takes real leadership to inspire. If you encouraged a team member once a week, you’d do it about 50 times a year. (Allowing for… Continue reading

Success – Silly Recognition and Playful Competition

“Wow, that’s a lot of green,” is a point of pride in our house. My wife and I wear the Fitbit Blaze on our wrists. Individual fitness goals turn green when achieved. For… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: How to Coach to Build Confidence

Question: One reader asks, “How can I help those I coach have confidence?  First step: The first step toward bright is often into the dark. Do they see their lack of confidence as… Continue reading

Anticipation as Leadership Advantage

The way to maximize the present is to anticipate the future. Anticipation enhances influence and expands leadership: Don’t simply meet today’s challenges. Anticipate tomorrow’s opportunity. This is especially true when developing and challenging… Continue reading

Four Opportunities to Move First and Lead with Confidence

The difference between a leader and a follower is moving first. Ask yourself, “How will I move first?” if you aspire to lead. #1. Care first. Selfishness – disadvantaging others for the advantage… Continue reading

Two Power Questions to Clarify A Confusing Fork in the Road

You aren’t reaching high enough if the future is known, the path is clear, and outcomes are certain. But navigating ambiguity drives most of us nuts. All important decisions have alternatives. This is… Continue reading