Tag Archive: organizational success

How to Leverage Your Most Powerful Tool of Influence Today

Your most powerful tool of influence is a pair of caring ears. Today’s leadership challenge is the daily practice of caring engaged silence. Caring engaged silence: A caring heart is permission to lead.… Continue reading

A 3 Step System to Come Out Smarter After Failure

The same failures repeat for blunt skulls. It’s not enough to say, “I screwed up.” A 3 step system to come out smarter after failure: #1. Name it. Address the past. Name the bad decisions… Continue reading

How to Stay Focused on What Matters Most

At the end of the day you’re spent, but wonder what you achieved. The path to success is doing what matters most. The seduction of busyness obscures what matters most. What matters most: The persistent… Continue reading

7 Questions to Ease the Pain of Giving Negative Feedback

One negative feedback session – done well – has more positive impact than a hundred pats on the back. 7 questions to ease the pain of giving negative feedback: #1. Do you need… Continue reading

10 Performance Conversation Starters

You’re a hero when you get hired and a loser during traditional performance reviews. It’s a waste to hire for strength and evaluate for weakness. Replace traditional annual reviews with monthly performance conversations. Better yet,… Continue reading

The Purpose of Leadership

It’s tragic that the ranks of leadership include hirelings who serve for paychecks, rather than purpose. Leadership is a calling, not a career. One purpose-driven leader is worth a thousand hirelings. Money matters,… Continue reading