Tag Archive: Leadership Development

How to Bridge the Gap that Holds You Back

The way people experience you is often different from the way you intend. You hoped to hear, “Thanks for the encouragement.” Instead you heard, “You’re pushy.”   It’s self-defeating when good intentions produce… Continue reading

How to Say No to the Boss When You’ve Always Said Yes

You’re trapped if you can’t say no to the boss. My first no. The first time I said no to my boss was a painful moment of clarity. I wanted to be the… Continue reading

7 Ways to Say, “No,” When It’s Easier to Say, “Yes”

Tough and mean are two different things. Mean is uncaring. You don’t have to choose between a caring heart and tough decision. 7 Ways to say, “No.” #1. Declare good intentions. “I’d love… Continue reading

The Power of the Leader’s Calling

Goals and strategies are useful, but nothing trumps calling. Leadership is the calling to bring your best self in service to others. Define success in terms of personal excellence, not results. Achievements are less… Continue reading

How to Listen Like a Leader

Listening like a leader enables you to make the world about others. An outward mindset precedes leadership.   Get started: Take out a pen and paper. Write your responses to the questions that… Continue reading

How to Create the Perfect Organizational Culture

The future of organizations is determined by the ways we choose to relate to each other. Imagine: It helps to know where you want to go before you start down the path. Imagine an… Continue reading