12 Ways to End Fear and Inspire Boldness

You just walked out of your boss’s office and you feel small and anxious. You work for a small boss. Small, fearful leaders make others feel small and afraid.   You’re smaller than the person… Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Time Management

Everything you need to know about time management is captured in three words. Eliminate – stop unnecessary or low priority tasks. Prioritize. Delegate – put stuff on someone else’s plate. Accelerate – improve… Continue reading

Get R.E.A.L

You may do many things well, but if you talk like a fool, people determine you’re a fool. Effective leadership hinges on powerful conversations. Recurring frustration points to the one person who is… Continue reading

A Simple Strategy to Re-Energize Others

I thought I knew him pretty well. That’s the problem. I thought I knew him. I’m disappointed in myself. I should have known him better. Frankly, I pride myself in seeing and respecting… Continue reading

7 Ways to Deal with “Rigid Inflexibles”

We had an inflexible support-person, where I worked years ago, who freaked out at the hint of change. The guy who I replaced in the organization told me she was satan. She felt… Continue reading

Tensions Between Flexibility and Inflexibility

Inflexibility is a security blanket for weak, fearful leaders, but too much flexibility creates instability. Flexibility feels dangers when you doubt yourself or the team. Inflexibility feels safe. The playing field stays the same. Even… Continue reading