How to Win the Battle for Your Schedule and Spend More Time Doing What Matters

The elevation of spontaneity and emotion over planning and execution explains why leaders waste themselves on non-essentials. Fall into the spontaneity trap and end up chasing triviality. The spontaneity trap explains why: Corrective… Continue reading

How to Face 2017 Like a Leader

You cannot lead while jousting with the past. The direction of your leadership begins with the direction of your thoughts. Remarkable leadership is forward-facing and future-focused.  Many of the conversations I have about… Continue reading

5 Coaching Tips for Internal Coaches From Internal Coaches

I asked a team of internal coaches, “What advice would you give aspiring coaches?” These are people who navigate traditional job responsibilities and coach employees as well. I’ve been working with some of… Continue reading

How to Feel in Control and Six other Powers of Leadership Rituals

Repetition feels like drudgery.  Don’t let disdain of repetition be the reason you miss the power of leadership rituals. 7 powers of leadership rituals: #1. Rituals make you feel powerful. Express your power to… Continue reading

How to Face Disruptive Change and Thrive

Our response to change, challenge, or turmoil reveals more about us than it says about circumstances.  The arrival of Jesus felt like disruptive threat to some and opportunity to others. The same event… Continue reading

New Questions For Managing Monkeys

You end up overwhelmed, under-appreciated, and angry, if you own other people’s monkeys. Someone walks in your office with an issue – a monkey. Make sure they walk out with their monkey. Pronouns… Continue reading