Category Archive: Leading

The Four Hardest Words You’ve Never Said

I had a sinking feeling when the radio interview was over. I’m always critical of my performance, but this time something didn’t feel right. Radio interviews are becoming common and I didn’t want… Continue reading

10 Ways to Maximize Bad Experiences

A young leader writes, “How do you recover from bad experiences with leadership in a previous job, and from having trust in leadership demolished as a result?” The value of trust is seen… Continue reading

How to Connect Forgiveness and Accountability

Forgiveness determines the breadth, depth, and duration of all relationships. People disappoint. The more you expect from others the more likely you’ll feel disappointed. Don’t lower expectations. Elevate forgiveness. Unforgiveness: Leaders who can’t forgive… Continue reading

15 Ways to Connect with the Boss

Butting heads with the boss won’t help your career. You’ll be branded as a troublemaker regardless of who’s at fault. Connect with higher-ups if you expect to move up. Hard truth: Good performers, who… Continue reading

Five Ways Bad Bosses Make You Look Bad

Negative responses to a bad boss hurt you more than it hurts them. The person you consistently complain about brands you. If you let them, bad bosses control your: Speech. Attitude. Behavior. Contribution. Future. Do… Continue reading

Be the Best – Prepare for the Worst

The thing that keeps you up at night is the crisis you can’t see coming. Successful leaders anticipate, identify, and solve crisis before it’s too late. Leaders become the best by preparing for… Continue reading