Tag Archive: Leadership

4 Questions the Best Managers Answer to Energize Employees

“The best managers reinforce how and why each person’s contribution is fundamental to the team’s success.” Gallup Four questions: First: What is your contribution? People are energized when their contribution is understood and… Continue reading

10 Ways to Help Reluctant People Make Commitments

Leaders spend too much time trying to get performance from people who aren’t committed. The worst thing you can do is explain why it-will-work to people who aren’t committed to make-it-work. You know… Continue reading

How to Navigate Turmoil without Sinking the Boat

Unresolved turmoil weakens the knees and squelches creativity. The companions of turmoil are frustration, helplessness, and regret. Four sources of turmoil: #1. Mandates from disconnected leadership. The people at the helm seem stupid… Continue reading

Holy Shift

You have a holy shift in your story. It happened when you realized you still had room to grow and more to learn. Humility and humiliation: “We learn about humility through humiliation.” Bill… Continue reading

The Shamrock System – Plus, Minus, and Equal

Frank Shamrock is one of the most successful mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters of all time. He was named “Fighter of the Decade” for the 1990s by the Wrestling Observer. The Shamrock development… Continue reading

How to Knock a Box off a Stool with a Cookie

In a recent workshop, I invited a participant to knock a small box off a stool using a cookie. She stood with her back to the stool and tossed the cookie over her… Continue reading