Tag Archive: Leadership Development

My One Word of Advice – V3.1

The wise seek advice, but fools stand aloof. 5 principles for successful advice-giving: Rush to ask questions, not give answers. Explain the problem you’re solving before solving it. Maybe you’re giving an answer… Continue reading

3 Things a Sage Always Avoids

Sometimes being a sage is about what you DON’T do. #1. Don’t cast pearls before pigs. Never treat unmotivated learners the same as motivated. Hunger motivates pigs to seek food, but when their… Continue reading

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

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

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