Tag Archive: Coaching

You Have What You Seek

To get where you want to go, move toward authentic leadership. The main characters in the Wizard of Oz discovered they already had what they sought. The Tin Man always had heart. The Cowardly Lion… Continue reading

You Don’t Have to be Man’s Best Friend

Everyone disdains leaders who are in it just for themselves. Self-absorbed leaders destroy relationships, disengage employees, and diminish results. Brave leaders build relationships. Cowards use distance and fear to control. Fear drives disconnection, but… Continue reading

The Genius of Thinking Otherwise when People are Stuck

Stuck people think they’ve tried everything. When they hear a suggestion, they explain why it won’t work. When you’re stuck, an imagined “perfect” solution is justification to reject viable imperfect options. You tend to… Continue reading

10 Principles of the Thorn

Comfort isn’t a solution. Recurring problems fester when comforters win. But, if you allow pain to escalate, change eventually becomes necessary. Comforters prolong problems. Discomfort motivates change. Motivation declines when you remove discomfort.… Continue reading

Six Elements of High Performance Culture

High performance is about inspiring not pressuring. #1 Philosophies in high performance cultures: Servant-leadership. Leaders serve teammates. Teammates serve each other. Everyone serves customers. Maximize strengths. Understand, acknowledge, and leverage strengths more than fixing… Continue reading

The New Necessity for Leadership Success

There is no secret to success, but some qualities and behaviors make success more likely. 25 qualities and behaviors that make success more likely: Intelligence. Authenticity. Talent. Sociability and connections. Resilience. Seeing the… Continue reading