The Best Compliment You Can Get as a Leader

He knows me. She gets me. He cares. She’s real.These comments represent the best compliment leaders, or anyone, can get. They demonstrate why people choose to trust you. With trust, they are more … [Read more...]

The #1 Reason Leaders Avoid Their #1 Responsibility

“The most important need for leaders today…” my ears perked up. The speaker, a well-known tech leader and best-selling author, was addressing an audience of HR professionals. He had presented some … [Read more...]

What is Psychological Safety and How You Can Psychologically Create It

I teach leadership for a global corporation that starts each day with a “Safety Moment.” The exercise is designed to decrease physical accidents. When I try to teach these leaders to engage in … [Read more...]

Learning Leadership Skills is a Waste of Time

If you are questioning whether you have what it takes to be a leader, the last thing you want to do is enroll in a training class. And please don’t read another leadership book thinking that will … [Read more...]

Have You Ever Been On a Hero’s Journey?

Whether you were pushed into an undesirable experience or you chose a path risk and uncertainty, it was only a Hero’s Journey if you can then share what you learned in a way that enlightens others. … [Read more...]

When Spending Time With People Gets in the Way

Have you ever felt you had so much to get done you didn’t have time to spend with people? The emails, calls and knocks on the door make you cringe. Spending time with people gets in the way of what … [Read more...]

How to Get Others to Notice You Changed

One of the most frustrating habits of long-time friends is how they see you as you were years ago. Unfortunately, managers and team members do the same thing, neglecting to notice you changed. Not … [Read more...]

The Easiest Way to Sabotage Your Success

Before you read this or any other article on leadership or coaching success, go for a walk. You can’t give good feedback, inspire others, facilitate new ideas, or strategize your way out of a paper … [Read more...]

The Most Underrated Emotion That Can Drive Your Success

A client of mine was complaining about the people who ignore her well-intentioned advice. My client is extremely knowledgeable and talented. She is dedicated to doing good work. She wants to be seen … [Read more...]

How to Develop the Courage to Be Sensitive

The cutting words, "Don't be so sensitive," have characterized being sensitive as a weakness when it is actually a strength. It takes courage to be sensitive. It’s worth the work to develop your … [Read more...]

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