3 Illusions all Leaders Face and Successful Leaders Defeat

“How strange when an illusion dies. It’s as though you’ve lost a child.” Judy Garland #1. Achievement gives the illusion of success. Successful organizations experience daily victories at best. Play always continues tomorrow.… Continue reading

The Expectation Trap – On Rats and High Performance

Expectations impact the quality of your team mates and your enjoyment of your leadership experience. Two questions: What do you expect of others? What do you expect of yourself? Expectation of rats: Robert… Continue reading

How to Live Up to Your Aspiration – Not Down to Your Disappointment

You can’t control everything, but you can control responses. Don’t give control to disappointments. How disappointment controls life: Disappointment controls life when you say, “I won’t bring my best because I’m disappointed.” I’ll… Continue reading

Why Serve Employees When 47% are Thinking About Quitting Right Now

47% of workers are thinking about quitting right now.* Why expend time and resources serving people if they’re going to move on in 4 years? #1. Turnover stings: The only time turnover doesn’t… Continue reading

How to Build Relationships that Maximize Performance at Work

Part of me just wants to be left alone so I can do my work. But success requires positive relationships. Why positive work relationships matter: Shared knowledge. Mentoring and being mentored is relationship-based… Continue reading

Asking a Question Costs Less Than Having an Answer

Control freaks fear freedom. But treating people like robots never inspires. Control-freak-leaders deliver narrow results. Choices inspire ownerships and instill responsibility. Every decision you give someone communicates trust, confidence, and respect. Respect invites… Continue reading