Tag Archive: Leadership Development

Feedback Conversations Start in Your Head

Feedback conversations begin with the conversation you have with yourself. You’ve been playing scenarios out in your head since you decided to give corrective feedback. Develop a positive attitude and proactive posture before… Continue reading

50% of Your Emotional Vocabulary is Negative

It’s easy to slip into the dark while grappling with performance issues and people problems. Nagging problems corrode optimism. Capacity for negative: Leaders have opportunity and capacity to become negative. Some have inclination.… Continue reading

How to Fight for Bright and Win

You’re always thinking about something. Often it’s negative. Dark is magnetic for at least three reasons: First, it’s likely you have a loud inner critic. Additionally, Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentimihalyi says, “… worrying is… Continue reading

A Failure at Kindness

Kindness, like most things, is easy until you get serious about it. I spent last week focused on kindness. It was a fiasco. It’s not that I’m unkind. You aren’t kind if all… Continue reading

Six Seconds to Win

You can’t give 100% effort 100% of the time. College football games are won by giving maximum focus and effort six seconds at a time. I watched James Franklin, head coach of Penn… Continue reading

21 Ways Dumb Leaders Drain Everyone’s Energy

Sometimes success is about what you don’t do. 21 ways a leader drains everyone’s energy: Laugh with the inner circle. Frown with the fringe. Pound your own chest. Complain about others. Spring new… Continue reading