Tag Archive: Culture

Saying Yes is Harder than Saying No

Don’t pat yourself on the back if you’re skilled at saying no and lousy at saying yes. Weak leaders hide behind bureaucracy and love making people beg. The more times you say no, the more… Continue reading

12 Requirements for Powerful Empowerment

Permission-askers don’t feel powerful. Permission-giving keeps people in line and subservient. Power hungry leaders create disempowering cultures. Do the people around you feel powerful? The person giving permission is the person in control. Empowerment… Continue reading

Four Ways to Fit In and Not Disappear

Learn to fit in while you standout. Finding your place – in relation to others – frees, empowers, and enhances meaning. Image source Fitting in: Leaders who succeed in isolation aren’t doing much. The myth of… Continue reading

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

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

Stop Encouraging Discouraged Team Members

It’s easy to ignore motivated team members. They don’t need encouragement. Eventually, everyone’s tank runs dry. Discouragement is natural, normal, and inevitable. Why wait for it to happen? *** Successful leaders fuel fires… Continue reading