Tag Archive: encouragement

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

Stop Encouraging Discouraged Team Members

It’s easy to ignore motivated team members. They don’t need encouragement. Eventually, everyone’s tank runs dry. Discouragement is natural, normal, and inevitable. Why wait for it to happen? *** Successful leaders fuel fires… Continue reading