Tag Archive: organizational success

How to Stop Obsessing Over Negatives and Become a Positive Leader

Like a drop of poison in a glass of water, one problem has the power to pollute everything. It’s natural to obsess over one bad thing and forget many good things. Successful leaders… Continue reading

Donald Trump – The Declaration and Real Leadership

Anger motivates change. Donald Trump isn’t the first President who formed a coalition driven by discontent and frustration. The U.S. was born in discontent. Destruction: The U.S. Declaration of Independence expresses aspirational anger.… Continue reading

How to Put People in Stressful Situations

What gives you the right to put someone in a situation that makes their palms sweat? Positive intention. Shared values. Known commitments. Open relationship. Challenge or coddle: Coddling prevents people from soaring. Compassionate… Continue reading

Why You Should Put Your Feet On Your Desk

Formal conversations promote guarded fakery and artificial relationships. Team members put on their professional faces. Recently, a team member explained how a business owner made it safe to connect. Feet on the desk:… Continue reading

One Leader’s Surprising Experience with One-on-Ones

One of my coaching clients is developing his skill at holding one-on-ones with his management team. He’s learning you don’t have to choose between strong relationships and great results.  Strong relationships fuel great… Continue reading

The Risky Business of Dealing with an Indecisive Boss

A common complaint about bad bosses is they won’t make decisions.  An indecisive boss seems cowardly, lazy, short-sighted, or self-serving.     It’s risky to take action when you have an indecisive boss.… Continue reading