Solution Saturday: Harassing Naughty Employees

Dear Dan, I know you are a coach and proponent for encouraging people to receive help from mentors and coaches. What would you suggest to employees who have been misled by leadership-type coaches…grossly…for… Continue reading

How to Lead Conversations that end with Vitality

You beat yourself up. So do the people around you. Don’t climb in a hole and pull dirt in on yourself. Maybe it’s time to throw dirt out of the hole! Practice: While… Continue reading

How I Drained the Power from a Great Question

Bill said, “I remember you asked a really powerful question. I felt the energy go up.” He was reflecting on a coaching conversation I had with him and Kevin months ago. Bill illustrated his… Continue reading

7 Ways to Practice Accountability With Heart

You elevate your leadership when you express your heart. Weak leaders hide from heart. All they care about is the bottom line. Heart is the strongest thing about you. You project strength when… Continue reading

How to Maximize the Seven Levels of Leadership

Leaders rise or fall at points of execution and completion. [Video version of this post.] 7 levels of leadership: #1. Believe you can make a difference. Roots of belief: Someone saw something in… Continue reading

An Assessment Tool That Creates Conversation – Not Defensiveness

Performance assessments – done well – inspire conversation. Done poorly, performance assessments invite defensiveness, excuses, posturing, and blame. The ultimate goal of assessing performance is growth. You’re on the wrong track if you… Continue reading