Solution Saturday – 10 Ways to Build Vulnerability into Culture

Faking drains, but vulnerability ignites. I often encouraged audiences to embrace the power of vulnerability. During the Q&A at a recent presentation one participant asked how to build vulnerability into his organization. The five functions… Continue reading

Powerful Tools for Reflection and Connection

All relationships are dissatisfying and fake, apart from authenticity.  5 results of low authenticity: Feeling disconnected and misunderstood. Lack of trust. Blocked connections. Shallow relationships. Lower influence. High authenticity: You can’t be authentic if… Continue reading

One Sentence That Changed Everything

A young woman taught me a leadership lesson this morning. We were discussing how to integrate a new person into a project. My approach: My approach was to explain the project, and develop… Continue reading

How to Hold People Accountable without using Authority

If you didn’t have authority, how would you hold people accountable? Don’t demand what must be given. Authority as a hammer: Maslow said, “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have… Continue reading

The Proximity Principle

The Proximity Principle: Leaders tend to serve people they see, touch, and spend time with. Leaders who huddle rather than mingle grow inward and serve each other. Distance allows detachment. Detached leaders falsely believe the work… Continue reading

CA – Caring Anonymous

You care, even though you might feel uncomfortable showing it. Personally, for years, I’ve joked, “I’m from Maine. We have feelings on Christmas Eve and the Fourth of July. I’m not a touchy-feely.”… Continue reading