Tag Archive: Leadership Development

15 Ways to Talk so People Will Listen

We’ve all had leaders we wished would sit down and stop talking. Don’t be one. 15 ways to talk so people will listen: Decide if you care about great communication skills. Are you… Continue reading

Is it Time to Replace One-On-Ones with Three-On-Ones

Leaders say teamwork is important, but spend most of their development-time working with individuals. Isn’t that inconsistent? Could three-on-ones be more effective than one-on-ones? Most one-on-one conversations would be better with teammates in… Continue reading

Why Feelings Matter From Someone Who Thought They Didn’t

Feelings matter more today than they did when I was young. I’m old school. It doesn’t matter how you feel. You show up and do the work. Being brought up on a dairy… Continue reading

No One Claps When You Go to the Bathroom By Yourself

Parents go nuts when toddlers learn to use the potty. Twenty years later, no one claps when you go to the bathroom by yourself.  Gratitude looks for extraordinary and goes blind to the ordinary.… Continue reading

Ducks to Monkeys

It takes largeness of spirit to value ducks when you’re a monkey. Foolish monkeys complain about ducks. Wise monkeys maximize their potential. Persistent disapproval de-energizes ducks. Learn how to approve of ducks even while… Continue reading

The Question I Never Asked But Should Have

A coaching client has been learning to ask quality questions. She shared one with me that blew me away. She asked a manager, “What questions are you asking your team?” The manager said,… Continue reading