August 19, 2021

Discover three ways leaders can help their teams change their thinking and focus on finding success instead of what may be holding them back.

July 28, 2021

Good leaders who want to change the future of a team or business in a sustainable way must help people become, rather than do.

April 14, 2021

Seven questions we can all think about that help us focus on our responsibility as leaders to leave things better than we found them.

April 8, 2021

If people struggle to follow you, you will always struggle to lead, but you get to make choices that help others engage with you, connect to you and accomplish more because of you.

March 8, 2021

Practicing our ability to motivate ourselves as leaders keeps us at our best and helps us master the process so that we can help others.

February 16, 2021

There is no more important thing a leader can do than consider, plan for, and practice effective conversations with others that they lead.

February 9, 2021

I was talking to a friend of mine not too long ago and he was telling me about a vacation that he was planning.  He shared some of the details, and as he was describing the trip I learned more about the destination, the kind of experience it would be and candidly, I kind of

February 2, 2021

One of the words I hear more and more these days as I work with leaders and business owners is “stress”.  The challenges of leadership are always significant, but now many leaders are having to cope with leading remotely, struggling or dramatically changing business environments, and a team that is also increasingly stressed.  As leaders,

November 4, 2020

I came across some research recently that said managers spend 17% of their time dealing with problem employees.  That’s pretty much one day a week that they feel is lost to the time associated with people who are doing a poor job. If you have a management role and I asked what you would choose to

October 21, 2020

Several years ago I was teaching a leadership workshop for a group of managers, and part of my team was teaching selling skills to their sales reps at the same meeting. Part of that selling class involved the sales reps writing down their personal and professional goals as a foundation for the work they were

September 23, 2020

Download Fitness Plan Linked Content Leadership Workout: The Coaching Process - Step 4 Click the PDF icon above to access the fitness plan.  If you have not watched the linked Leadership Workout above, it is very helpful to watch the video and then work through the fitness plan to support you as you implement the leadership

September 20, 2020

Coaching skills are essential to good leadership and they build a strong foundation for helping anyone accomplish more.

August 17, 2020

Leaders prepare to lead a team by finding a routine that helps them think intentionally about what their people need, what good would look like today, and how to spend their time so that they make the biggest difference they can.

August 10, 2020

Most people don’t show up to do the wrong thing everyday, despite how it might feel some days. Most people are doing their best given the habits they have, the thoughts they have, the intentions they have, and the clarity they have.

August 3, 2020

Making our team dance to the beat of our insecurities, impulses, habits and needs is one of the quickest ways to cause them to want to work for someone else instead, and to spend more of their time telling friends and others what a terrible leader we are.

July 27, 2020

To get better at something, we need to know what good looks like and have a picture of that thing in our head. If you want to get better at something, you start with that picture in your mind, and then you practice to work toward it.

June 24, 2020

The knowing-doing gap in leadership is just as real as it is in other areas of our world. Knowing something creates possibilities but without focused and organized action, they remain possibilities. And while possibilities are important, eventually we want them to turn into actualities if we are going to achieve progress.

June 17, 2020

Do you ever feel like the quickest and most efficient way of communicating and increasing productivity is telling others the direction they should be moving in, instead of helping them find their own path to the outcome they want? We've all been there. However, there is a better way to create change and have greater impact as a leader.

June 4, 2020

There are a few key things to consider as we think about helping anyone build confidence. While confidence can appear to be an overarching personality trait, it is actually more task specific in many cases.