Tag Archive: Leadership Development

How Ego Squanders Talent and Chokes the Life Out of Meetings

A great meeting is as rare as a white moose. Count yourself fortunate if you ever see one. Image source I just left a half-day meeting with a team that I’ve worked with… Continue reading

7 Profound Benefits of Navigating Storms

There will come a time when things get worse, even when you try to make them better. Optimism is an attitude toward storms, not exemption from them. Don’t be startled when skies grow… Continue reading

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