Category Archive: Influence

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

The Anatomy of Inspiration

Evaluate leaders on their ability to inspire. If I surveyed your team, would they say you inspire them? Any fool can suck the life out of people. Successful leaders aspire to inspire. *Bob… Continue reading

How to Establish Connection with Anyone

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, works for roses, not people. People don’t like “any other name.” They like their own. I’m terrible with names. It might be genetic. I… Continue reading

13 Multipliers that Elevate Average to Remarkable

Small multipliers elevate average to remarkable. Last week, due to flight delays, I arrived at the Hilton around 3:30 a.m. The night clerk greeted me by name, smiled, made sure I had everything I… Continue reading

If You Were Gone in Twelve Months

I made a decision late in 2014 that I would lead like I’ll be gone in 12 months. I’m not planning on being gone. I didn’t make an announcement. I’m just acting and… Continue reading

Calling Out BS

Who you are trumps everything. What you do matters, but who you are – while you serve – is your most powerful tool of influence. Fakes, hypocrites, and posers may coerce conformity but always… Continue reading