You Have a Manipulator on the Team If…

Manipulators make you feel bad when you don’t give them what they want. “… if you fail to comply with his request, a manipulator will try to make you feel bad, selfish, naive,… Continue reading

Ten Things that don’t Matter Much – One that Does

Leaders who neglect what matters always fall short. 10 things that don’t matter much: Sitting at your desk. Past success. All the good reasons things can’t be done. Answering email as it comes… Continue reading

Four Ways to Use the Past to Ignite Passion

To disrespect the past is to insult those who built the present. It’s difficult to insult people and get them on the team at the same time. Wise leaders connect the future with the past in… Continue reading

7 Ways to Rescue Lost Potential

Life is wasted by preparation. “If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!” Richard Branson… Continue reading

Enough with the Curiosity

When you ask too many questions, people wonder what you’re after. The need to preserve image makes curiosity uncomfortable. Sincere curiosity is a gift to all but the insecure, skeptical, or status driven. Too many questions: The… Continue reading

How to Solve People-Problems Pt. 2

Behaviors, not theories, solve people-problems. This is part-two of, “How to Solve People Problems.” Scan part-one here. How to solve people-problems: Let’s focus on the people-problem of low morale. #1. Positive before negative:… Continue reading