Category Archive: Optimism

How to Be the First to Know Not the Last

By the time you hear about an issue it’s nearly volcanic. It could have been easily managed last month. Now heads are on fire and teams are exploding. In the dark and out of… Continue reading

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

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 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

10 Ways to Successfully Lead Through Problems

The difference between a whiner and a leader is the courage to step into the gap and seek solutions. Average leaders solve problems. Successful leaders find problems. Skillful leaders create problems. Leaders shine lights… Continue reading

17 Ways to Meet Tomorrow’s Challenges

It’s Sunday afternoon. While others are relaxing, Monday weighs on your mind. You’re preparing to meet the problems, opportunities, issues, and challenges waiting on your desk. Most leadership conversations involve: Someone needing something. Tensions… Continue reading