Tag Archive: organizational success

7 Ways to be the Leader Everyone Loves to Work With

You’ve probably had a lousy leader. He made life miserable. She had irritating habits. People don’t leave organizations, they leave lousy leaders. Lousy leaders: Ignore the little people and hang with the power-people.… Continue reading

Permission to Be Engaged

I had a conversation with an introverted manager who was offered a challenging leadership role. It made his knees buckle, but he took it. During our call, he complained about his inability to… Continue reading

7 Ways to Give Advice that Helps

Telling people what to do is giving direction, but advice-giving is a conversation. Wise advice changes lives. 7 ways to give advice that helps: #1. Know your own struggles. Authentic advice comes from… Continue reading

5 Blind-Spots That Sink Your Boat

Blind-spots are like rowing a boat that’s full of holes, but you can’t find the holes. If you don’t see the holes in the boat, you’ll sink and wonder why. You’ll bail to… Continue reading

Five Ways to Lead a Happier Team

“Americans have never been the happiest bunch, Gerzema says. In the nine-year history of the happiness poll, the highest happiness index was 35% in 2008 and 2009. Close to 40% of Americans said… Continue reading

Two Key Factors for Happiness at Work

If you don’t like the people around you, you hate showing up at work. Jamie Naughton, Chief of Staff for Zappos, told me she used to think, “Happiness at work was more in… Continue reading