How to Rise and Thrive Through Pressing Problems

We’ve all had bosses who proved they didn’t care about people by how they responded to pressing problems. Leaders who get lost in problems lose sight of people.   An email: To a teammate who… Continue reading

Top 10 Ways to be Tough

The temptation to turn back whispers when progress is slow, you feel alone, or you’re unappreciated. If leadership was easy, more people would do it.   Meaningful achievement always requires resilience. Temptation to… Continue reading

7 Ways to Powerfully Lead Through Problems

Reluctance to deal with problems makes you look ineffective, weak, and self-protective. The problem isn’t the problem. Avoiding it is. Inaction increases fear; action increase courage. 4 things avoiders say: Let it work itself out.… Continue reading

10 Ways to Say the Right Thing Every Time

Powerless is a myth. Something as simple as a raised eyebrow has the power to influence. If leadership is influence, everyone leads. The issue is where. Destruction is easier and faster than construction. Destruction is… Continue reading

How to Change Lives with Two Words

Tell people they’re inadequate long enough and they’ll believe it. Undermine their confidence with constant correction, tweaking, and complaints and they’ll pull back. Fill people with confidence and they’ll act with boldness. Believe:… Continue reading

4 Powerful Responses to Resistance

One of my embarrassing leadership blunders was allowing passion and vision to blind me to the interests of others. You either agreed with me or you were a roadblock. Sadly, my strategy was… Continue reading