Category Archive: Trust

5 Questions to Ask During Tough Conversations

The tipping point between prolonged disappointment and renewed vitality is a difficult conversation. Many leadership frustrations are the result of conversations that didn’t happen. The choice to avoid difficult conversations often masquerades as kindness.… Continue reading

The 10 Powers of “With”

Self-serving leaders produce self-protective teammates. Everyone wants to know if you’re with them. Trust, engagement, commitment, and passion hang on your answer. Don’t ask anyone to get on your team, until you get… Continue reading

Seven Ways to Not-Know Like a Leader

Pretending you know, when you don’t, makes you intentionally ignorant. Confusion is the point of opportunity, if you have the courage to not-know. Four dangers for all knowing leaders: Pretending you know is an act… Continue reading

16 Ways to Get to the Truth

Insulated leaders don’t ask, because they don’t want to know. You are less than you could be, because people aren’t telling you the truth.   4 surprising reasons employees don’t speak up: Positive suggestions create more… Continue reading

Half the Team Doesn’t Trust the Boss

Over 50% of employees don’t trust their boss.* 5 reasons leaders seem dishonest: Pretending things are better than they are. Holding your nose in the air. Arrogant leaders sacrifice others to protect their image. Remaining isolated.… Continue reading

5 Ways to Spot Leaders with Character

You dare stand with men and women of character. But, protect yourself from leaders who love position, rely on authority, and need admiration. Character invites respect and loyalty. 5 ways to spot leaders… Continue reading