Leaders are manipulators?

Geoff Webb wisely observes, “There’s a thin line between leadership and manipulation. Both can be defined as influencing others.” Manipulators and leaders: Recognize and compliment the strengths of others Tap into the emotions of others Exhibit… Continue reading

The Most Dangerous Time in Your Career

A promotion may be the most dangerous time in your career. Within 18 months, 40% of all new managers and executives fail. Success is dangerous. The move from front line employee to supervisor/manager… Continue reading

Seeing Red Cars

Announcement: Leave a comment on this post and earn a chance to win one of twenty signed copies of, “Seeing Red Cars.” Laura Goodrich has written a small book with a big message… Continue reading

The True Sources of Influence

Leadership is… Maxwell said, “Leadership is influence: nothing more, nothing less.” Influence is… Albert Einstein explained that, “Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.”… Continue reading

Dealing with disappointment and delay

Leave a comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of 6 signed hardbacks and 4 Kindle versions of From Bud to Boss. (Winners already selected contest is contest closed) Today I’m… Continue reading

Five strategies for finding freedom

Building Bondage The strategies you adopt to get ahead may drain your vitality and shrivel your soul. Inadvertently, you’re forging the chains to personal bondage. Five Strategies for Finding Freedom Seek first to… Continue reading