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...]

Why Feedback Doesn’t Work, and What to Do Instead

There are common misconceptions in the workplace around the definition and value of feedback. Feedback is generally focused on finding fault. The “helpful” information you give people often raises … [Read more...]

Should You Develop Strengths or Correct Weaknesses?

There are two basic schools of thought in coaching and development. One side feels you should build on strengths in character and abilities. The other focuses on correcting weaknesses. Which is better … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Leaders Give for Avoiding Important Conversations

Leaders who avoid conversations that could be difficult are missing the best opportunities to help others grow. They rationalize their reluctance and then claim their excuses are "undeniable truths." … [Read more...]

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