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

How to Deal with Monkey Throwers and Other Irritants

The people who take you further may irritate you the most. Conformists provide steady progress. Contrarians, complainers, and irritants innovate.  Complaints: People who want change tend to complain. But some complaints come from… Continue reading

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