Image Building is Fear Driven

You can’t enjoy leading and constantly worry about what people think of you. Would it really be a tragedy if people caught a glimpse of the real you? Seriously: You take yourself too… Continue reading

4 Principles that Enable Effective Feedback and High Performance

Gallup found that only 26% of employees strongly agree that the feedback they receive helps them do better work. 37% of managers don’t give positive feedback. (Zenger/Folkman) Feedback principle #1. People prefer affirmation to… Continue reading

Choosing Courage Over Comfort

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY! Leave a comment on this guest post by Pamela McLean, PhD to become eligible to win one of twenty complimentary copies of, “Self as Coach, Self as Leader.” (Deadline is 5/26/2019)… Continue reading

The Anatomy of Encouragement for Leaders

Everyone needs encouragement, eventually. Encouragement feels like someone sat beside you and grabbed an oar. #1. Encouragement thrives with connection. Encouragement from a distance is better than no encouragement. But the most powerful… Continue reading

The Answer to Boredom isn’t Variety

Everyday Phil wakes up it’s February 2 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania – Groundhog Day.  That’s what happens to Phil Connors (Bill Murray) in the comedy classic, Groundhog Day. Maybe you feel like it’s 2:00… Continue reading

Questions that Fuel Energy when Your Tank is Low

Two people face the same challenge. One rises and thrives. One stumbles and flounders. The difference is motivational energy. You are responsible to manage your energy. Don’t surrender to a lousy boss, boring… Continue reading