Tag Archive: Coaching

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

Coaching People Who Resist Change

There are a million reasons to stay the same, when you feel pressure to change. In my opinion change is great as long as someone else is doing it. Resistance is the point… Continue reading

The Essential Partner of Curiosity

Curiosity makes you interesting. (Especially if you want to talk about me.) A participant at a recent presentation asked me about qualities of successful leaders. The first word that came to mind was… Continue reading

Coaching Insecure Employees

Affirm an insecure person and they explain why your affirmation is false. You talk about their talent. They explain their faults. You celebrate a win. It rolls off their back. Insecurity deflects affirmation.… Continue reading