Category Archive: Courage

7 Ways to Push Through Thorny Issues

Thorny issues always get worse when unattended. Inevitably, you tumble into disappointing results, heated confrontation, broken relationships, or fatalistic resignation. Thorny issues are pivotal moments that confirm, confront, or establish trajectory. There is no arrival only… Continue reading

7 Power Tips for Facing Turbulence

Turbulence grabs attention, focuses energy, stretches relationships, tests resolve, and shows you who you are. Leadership tips during turbulence. Turbulence is useful when it: Strengthens connections. People who trust each other pull together… Continue reading

10 ways to Enhance Charisma

Admiration converts to influence. Charismatic leaders achieve results through presence and personality. People seek the approval of charismatic leaders. They love giving them what they want. Magnetism and influence characterize charismatic leaders. 10… Continue reading

7 Marks of Engaged Leadership

Disengaged leaders lead by decree. The ability to calculate percentages isn’t leadership. It doesn’t take a college education to raise last quarter’s results by 5% and call it next quarter’s goal. When all… Continue reading

7 Ways to Have Tough Compassion

Compassion goes wrong when it coddles. Tough compassion calls for extraordinary commitment that stretches people. Coddling prevents people from achieving their best. Image source Coddling compassion: Don’t coddle at the beginning of challenging projects. Never… Continue reading

How to Turn Frustration into Positive Direction

Frustration is unrealized potential. Frustration drives ineffective leaders backward, inward, and downward. Backward facing frustration reacts against an unsatisfying past. Top leaders disappointed. Results fell short. Teammates hung you out to dry. Progress… Continue reading