Category Archive: Encouragement

7 Ways to be a Dealer in Hope

You and the people you influence cannot thrive apart from hope. Napoleon rightly said, “A leader is a dealer in hope.” Successful leaders inspire hope.  Leadership is about the future – hope is… Continue reading

The 13 Toughest Challenges of Leadership

Indifference is easy, but empty. Compassion requires more courage, resolve, and wisdom than standing aloof. Every tough challenge of leadership is made better with compassion. The 13 toughest challenges of leadership: Confronting. Correcting.… Continue reading

The Pause that Refreshes

Busyness causes blindness and amnesia. You can become so busy that you lose sight of what you’re doing and forget why it matters. Immersion without reflection produces frustration. The pause that refreshes: A… Continue reading

13 Cost-Free Ways to Ignite Energy

Disrespect feels like a pat on the head, followed by a closing door. Disrespect encourages your inner accuser to whisper, “You don’t matter.” Disrespect increases sick days, slow downs, and paybacks. Nearly 80% of… Continue reading

3 Strategies to Fuel Vitality and Eliminate Gossip

Gossip makes weak leaders feel powerful. It’s foolish to undermine the people you’re counting on. Strong teams aren’t built by spreading venom, focusing on weaknesses, or dredging up animosity.  Real leaders don’t feel strong… Continue reading

The 10 Strategies of Obnoxious Leaders

Don’t expect the people you complain about to follow you. You aren’t worthy of leadership, if you can’t pull-with people. The future is built on aspiration, not frustration. Persistent frustration makes you obnoxious. Complaining points… Continue reading