Category Archive: Stress

10 Ways Leaders Increase Stress Unnecessarily

The way you think about yourself is the biggest factor in stress and productivity. Stress isn’t “out there,” it’s inside you. 10 ways to increase stress: Hide mistakes. Pretend you know. Make excuses. Expect perfection.… Continue reading

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

7 Ways Immature Leaders Grow Up

Everyone’s been hurt by leaders who need to grow up. Immature leaders always destroy relationships, hamper performance, and increase frustration. Poor performance is often a matter of immaturity, not lack of knowledge. Immature… Continue reading

5 Ways to Face What You’d Like to Avoid

The problems you’d love to avoid make leadership relevant.   While facing difficulties, successful leaders demonstrate: Emotional stability. Adding drama doubles every problem. Lower your voice and calm your spirit. Take a breath… 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

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