Tag Archive: leadership success

Three Ways to Stop Being a Doormat

What do you call someone who keeps on giving but doesn’t receive? A doormat. Lead with generosity but reject abuse. One-way relationships indicate disrespect. First-time managers, who are kind and sincere, are most… Continue reading

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Few things sting more than the sting of disrespect. Put-downs are nothing more than disrespect. Facebook fans filled in the blank: I feel disrespected when ______. Someone looks at their phone or computer… Continue reading

Momentum: What it is and 5 Ways to Get It

Negative momentum punches you in the gut every step of the way. But, positive momentum makes everything easier. It is never the size of your problem that is the problem. It’s a lack… Continue reading

Employees and Customers Aren’t First

One of two business philosophies dominate organizations today, “customers first” or “employees first.” Both are useful. Neither reflect reality. Employees first: Vineet Nayar, CEO of HCL Technologies, Ltd., is committed to employees first.… Continue reading

13 Ways to Pass the Squeeze Test

The people you serve evaluate you like a person buying bread. Do you pass the “squeeze test?” Ever have a bad boss who didn’t realize how bad they were? What if complaints about… Continue reading

A Powerful Path to Influential Connection

Masking weakness keeps people at arms length. Leaders who pretend they do all things well have shallow connections. I’m put off by insecure braggarts. Leaders without frailties are fakers. But… Frailties are channels of… Continue reading