4 Ways to Overcome the Deadly Traps of Managing

76% of employees did not want their boss’s job. (HBR) Most American workers are not aiming for the corner office. Approximately one third (34 percent) of workers aspire to leadership positions, with only… Continue reading

The Leaders We Remember

Everyone has a lousy leader story. If you’re a lousy leader, you won’t be forgotten. You intentionally recall positive memories, but negative memories come to you uninvited when you wake in the night.… Continue reading

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