Tag Archive: Leadership

3 Laws of Vitality: Defeat Energy Vampires Before they Defeat You

Energy vampires* cheer when: Urgencies distract from priorities. Meetings suck the life out of people. Tough conversations get rescheduled or avoided. Elephants – taboo topics – crowd conference rooms. Outdated systems and processes… Continue reading

The Law of the Leech

Leechology should be a course in business school. If you’ve been around leadership very long, you know what it’s like to have someone sucking the life out of you and your team.  … Continue reading

4 Ways to Lead Yourself into a New Year

Novices think leadership begins with others. Leadership is about others but it begins with you. Ask novice-leaders what needs to be done and their sentences begin with “they”. Novice-leaders complain about others rather… Continue reading

4 Deadly Enemies of Vitality

The most dangerous enemies of organizational vitality live inside your organization. They laugh when you stumble and hand you rocks when you’re down.   Some beasts lurk in shadows. You don’t see them… Continue reading

The Gifts of Leadership: Equip Novices for Success and Stay Sane

Nothing is more important to the future than equipping new talent for success. It’s all about choice and approach. Avoid pretenders: What’s the response when you ask, “Do you want to grow yourself… Continue reading

When Others See Your Value – Others See Your Value

Before a recent presentation, a woman asked me a question I’ve never been asked. I was shaking hands with the audience when it happened. “What makes you qualified to give this presentation?” I… Continue reading