The Secret to Expanding Influence by Wooing Hearts

Leaders without influence are followers. The ability to woo hearts begins with belief. They believe because you believe. During our interview, Kip Tindell preached a message he’s preached thousands of times.  If I… Continue reading

16 Reasons People Don’t Listen When You Speak

Uncertainty promotes apathy. “For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?” (KJV 1900) 16 reasons people don’t listen when you speak: Too many words. You’re a… Continue reading

12 Powerful Ways to Make People Feel Powerful

Lousy leaders feel powerful by making others feel powerless. You can’t grasp power and give it at the same time. Leaders who fear losing power are afraid to make others feel powerful. 3 things… Continue reading

The Top 4 Qualities of Great Mentors

Mentoring ignites boldness by answering doubt with relational learning.   4 qualities of great mentors: #1. Humility: The guide isn’t the star of the show. Fight the urge toward self-importance.  Feeling that you know more… Continue reading

13 Ways Leaders Make Dumb Decisions

Dumb is easy at the beginning and painful in the end. The future depends on today’s wise decision. 13 ways to make dumb decisions: Ignore the strengths, weaknesses, and passions of teammates. Birds… Continue reading

The Power and Freedom of Focus

Life without focus is thin. Unfocused leaders drive everyone crazy including themselves. Chasing shiny objects frees at first, but loses it’s luster with the passage of time. Exhaustion and frustration set in. Success… Continue reading