Tag Archive: Leadership

The Race is won or lost in the mountains

It usually consists of 21 stages and covers approximately 3,500 kilometers (2,200 miles). It’s the world’s most grueling bicycle race, The Tour de France. Race observers suggest all winners excel at individual time… Continue reading

De-motivation

Young leaders frequently ask me to explain motivation techniques because they work with unmotivated employees or volunteers. We discuss carrots (rewards) and sticks (punishments) as motivational tools. In addition, we discuss the power… Continue reading

Creating passion with managed emotion

Passionate leaders are intensely focused on clear targets. Emotional leaders express unmanaged feelings that typically hinder progress and hamper relationships. Leaders need passion. On the other hand, unmanaged emotion is counterproductive. John Maxwell… Continue reading

The dangerous answer-man

I like to give people answers. Knowledge is power so I wrongly think answers enhance my power and elevate my status. However, answers get in the way. For example, in a recent meeting… Continue reading

You can’t get there from here

An outsider stopped outside a cedar clad country store. Sitting on the weathered porch a wrinkled New Englander eyeballed the flat lander climb out of a shiny SUV. The city slicker called to… Continue reading

Pushing ropes or fueling fires

Motivating others can be as challenging as pushing ropes. Leaders and managers push people by pressuring, explaining, creating check points, measuring production, threatening, rewarding, and more. Successful leaders learn how to push ropes… Continue reading