Category Archive: Influence

12 Ways to Enlarge the Way People Feel About Themselves

Immature leaders wonder, “How do you feel about me?” Mature leaders wonder, “How do you feel about yourself?” Leadership includes how others feel about themselves because of your influence.  If you want to change an… Continue reading

One of the Biggest Shifts in Leadership

Regret with the end, hurts more than dissatisfaction at the beginning. Disappointment is realizing the cheese moved. You don’t want what you wanted. You aren’t getting where you want to go. You don’t like who… Continue reading

7 Reasons People Can’t Wait for you to Stop Talking

It’s pathetic when people listen because they’re afraid not to. People often listen to leaders because they must, not because of respect.  What if people couldn’t wait for you to open your mouth? Seven reasons… Continue reading

Dad Let Me Suffer

Values are nurtured by those we respect. Sometimes the journey is painful. The birth of a value: When I was a kid, living on our dairy farm in Central Maine, I received an… Continue reading

The Question I’ve Never Asked

Two young men, in a small coffee shop, taught me about leadership. George and Tyler left on Christmas Eve to serve at a children’s home in Beirut. They’re back for classes. Yesterday, we… Continue reading

The 7 Powers of Weakness

Don’t wait until you have it “all together” to lead. Arrogant leaders parade strengths. Successful leaders understand the power of weaknesses.  You’re untrustworthy and disqualified from leadership, if you don’t have weaknesses. Authentic leaders are… Continue reading