Category Archive: Personal Growth

How to Manage the Energy You Create

The impact of your leadership is measured by the effect you have on others. Manage the splash: You always impact those around you. Even if people turn from you, you have impact. Some… Continue reading

Remarkable Leadership Begins Unremarkably

Sometimes I think dreaming big is a cowardly excuse for doing nothing. If we dream big enough, we can justify inaction today. Nothing’s ever big enough to achieve really big dreams. Leadership is earned… Continue reading

How to be the Boss and have Friends

If you don’t have friends at work, you feel alone for half your life. Can bosses be friends with direct reports? How about CEO’s with front-line employees? It depends on how you define… Continue reading

How to Expand Power

When leaders control followers, followers lose power. Control is a zero sum game until leaders use their power to expand the power of others. Two choices for the disempowered: Disempowered people have two basic… Continue reading

The Almost – But Not Quite – Leader

Hands go up when I ask, “How many have room to grow as leaders?” But, when I say, “Tell me where you need to grow,” it’s quiet. Heads nod when I say, “Leaders… Continue reading

7 Ways to Advise the Boss and Advance Your Career

Wise bosses seek advice. Foolish bosses always know. 7 ways to advise the boss and advance your career: #1. Make the boss feel understood. Clarify the boss’s goals, intentions, and assumptions. Repeat your understanding of… Continue reading