Tag Archive: Leadership Development

7 Faces of Distrust

A reader asks, “Maybe a post on how to proceed when relationships have been eroded among team members? With a small team, I find it especially challenging.” Trust is the engine of team… Continue reading

7 Universal Competencies for Success in Any Role

Gallup reviewed three decades of research and generated its simplest and most comprehensive list of competencies required to achieve excellence for all employees in any organization. (This post is based on my interview… Continue reading

Why Goals are Dangerous and How to Make them Work

“If you want to achieve your goals, DON’T focus on them.” (Reggie Rivers former Denver Bronco’s running back.) Goals can kill you. Summit-fever: Summit-fever refuses to take NO for an answer. Nearly 300… Continue reading

The Subtleties of Obstruction

You don’t intend to sabotage your team, but good intentions aren’t the only factor in successful leadership. It’s self-defeating to punch yourself in the face and expect high-performance at the same time. Image… Continue reading

Women in Business Choose How You Show-Up

Choose how you show up, before you show-up, or you’ll end up pushed around by strong people and stressful situations. Tip: Before your next important meeting or conversation, spend a few minutes planning… Continue reading

Stephen Hawking on Happiness and Expectation

Disappointment, failure, and tragedy feel like tiresome in-laws. But it’s better to invite them in for coffee than to kick them out. A life of ease makes you weak. But don’t pursue difficulty.… Continue reading