Tag Archive: encouragement

Leaders are Cheerleaders

Success is about freedom to serve others. Cheerleaders encourage people to succeed. All of life’s great battles are within. Among others, my battles include, selfishness, the need for the spotlight, and the need… Continue reading

3 Ways to Make Encouragement Count

“How can you tell if a person needs encouragement? If that person is breathing.” S. Truett Cathy You may not intend to, but managers discourage good people. Encouragement feels like power. Encouragement invites… Continue reading

How to Gossip Like a Leader

Everyone gossips. Slander and backstabbing are destructive, but there’s a healthy side to gossip. When you say, “Your reputation precedes you,” you acknowledge the power of gossip. Gossip is one reason businesses grow… Continue reading

When People Think Differently About Themselves

Over the years, I’ve asked leaders to tell me about a tipping point in their lives. They typically give me the same answer. The question goes something like, “Tell me about a time… Continue reading

Why Stephen King Felt Ashamed

Miss Hisler summoned Stephen King to the principal’s office because he had written and sold a horror story to his classmates. He earned over nine dollars in one day. Each copy went for… Continue reading

The Joyful Pleasures and Shameful Permissions of Comparison

They say you shouldn’t compare yourself with others, but sometimes comparing is unblemished enjoyment. When your car outshines your neighbor’s, talking about cars is pleasurable, for example. Pleasure of comparison: On a trip… Continue reading