Tag Archive: discouragement

How to Make People Feel Powerful

Image source Dominant, controlling leaders complain about helpless followers. They say things like, “No one takes initiative.” The more control you exercise, the less power they feel. The more you say, “No,” the… Continue reading

Ten Tips for Overcoming Discouragement

Bubbly people drive me crazy. They’re out of touch with themselves, others, and the world. Leaders who never feel discouraged are incomprehensible. *** Don’t trust anyone who’s always happy, excited, or pleased with… Continue reading

Walking the Leadership Tightrope

I’m so committed to pressing into the future that it’s hard to enjoy the present. You can’t lead if you aren’t dissatisfied. How are you navigating the leadership tightrope between what is and… Continue reading

Those who Discourage Destroy

It’s easy to deflate others. But, it takes skill to lift people. The joy of fools is to drag down. Leaders encourage – losers discourage. Discouragement comes quickly, easily, and without thought. Encouragement – positive… Continue reading