Category Archive: Coaching

The First Secret of Developing a Leader

It hit me on the way home that I said the wrong thing. I stood and embraced Jack when he walked into the coffee shop where I was meeting with a young leader.… Continue reading

Overcoming the Blindness of Vision

  The down side of seeing the future is blindness. Your dream makes you willing to do what it takes. Others should feel the same. Passion for the future blinds you to the pressing… Continue reading

The Surprising Secret to Finding Mentors

The dark side of leadership is worse when you feel alone. Leaders face frustration, disappointment, confusion, doubt, stress, fear, and more. Hopelessness defeats leaders unless they replenish strength and find direction. Hope is… Continue reading

How to be an Assertive Woman in Leadership

Image source She said, “Violating gender stereotypes,” in response to, “What unique challenges do women in leadership experience.” I asked the question at the beginning of a presentation for a Woman’s Business Consortium.… Continue reading

If You Want to Motivate Someone, Shut Up

Raise your hand if you say, “I know you can do it,” to motivate. Recent research suggests that feeling like you can’t motivates more than feeling like you can. Verbal encouragement may not… Continue reading

How Peter Drucker Mentored

A life of influence is always a choice never an accident. Bob Buford, founder of Halftime, was mentored by Peter Drucker for over twenty years. Yesterday, Bob told me the four contributions Drucker… Continue reading