Yes, You Can Relax and Challenge Yourself En Route to Success

Ever find yourself in the middle of a project, a workout, or maybe even a master’s degree, concentrating on getting through the experience so you can finally get to the finish line, thinking you can relax and enjoy after you’re done? You put your head down, minimize distractions (sometimes to the detriment of other areas of your life), and force Read More >

Leadership: Here’s How Simple it is to Promote Team Cohesion

Why do leaders struggle to create collaborative work environments where team members step up and do whatever it takes to create remarkable results? Is it because they haven’t set a vision that is compelling enough? Maybe. Is it because they haven’t counseled their team enough about the importance of working together, despite the weekly—no daily—reminders? Probably not. Is it because Read More >

How To Use Anger To Strengthen Trust

Seeking understanding is the last thing we want to do when someone has offended us, tainted our reputation, or put us in harm’s way. It’s far easier to hold tightly to our beliefs, keep our anger, and strengthen our story by gathering all the necessary data and buy-in from others. It’s risky to seek their perspective and listen openly and Read More >

10 Quick Tips to MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM and PROVOKE THEIR GREATNESS – Tips 8, 9, and 10

Over the past two weeks, we covered tips 1-7.  You can gain access to 1, 2, and 3, here. You can gain access to 4-7 here. Provoke Their Greatness Tip #8  Our DNA is already wired for success. While their performance and perceived attitude might not always be up to par, remember they are wired for success. Sometimes fears (humanity) Read More >

10 Quick Tips to MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM and PROVOKE THEIR GREATNESS – Tips 4—7

Last week, I covered tips 1, 2, and 3—You can gain access to them here. Provoke Their Greatness Tip #4 Get your hands dirty. Recently, I took my car in to get the brakes and rotors replaced. While I had an appointment, it was clear that they were behind schedule. After learning it would take two hours to finish the Read More >

Here’s What Happens When You Believe In Your Team

Two of the greatest lies destroying our workforce today are: we can’t earn a living using our God-given talents & my employees don’t care. In reality, we all want to use our natural talents to help our team, company, community, country, and our world—we just don’t always believe we can, and so we unconsciously sabotage ourselves in the process. Great Read More >

Why Women Shouldn’t Focus on Leadership: An Interview with Yvette Nash, Senior Producer, Video-Game Industry

“What’s the point of focusing on getting women into leadership roles?” Yvette asked in a conversation off line, prior to this interview. Knowing her generous, supportive nature, I was taken aback by her question. Doesn’t she know how important it is to see people like us in leadership positions? Having spent several years focused in the area of diversity, through Read More >

Why You Should Date Your Employees

The real secret to being a great leader is dating your employees. The best leaders on the planet sell us on their ideas. We flock to great brands, and the awesome leaders behind them, because we believe them when they tell us how their products will make our life (and the world) better. Of course, they could never seduce us Read More >

You Can Be A Leader Too!

What’s your idea of a leader? Many people I have encountered from different walks of life and career paths do not see themselves as or consider themselves leaders. Why is this so? I think most people have an ill-conceived notion of who a leader is. They see power suits, business lunches, and having employees. This is not always the case. Read More >

Not Worth My Time: Which Employees Deserve Your Attention?

“Become a committed, loyal, dedicated leader, and you’ll pull out the same qualities in your team.” — Misti Burmeister “My title is too big for this piddly crap,” said Paul, an executive in the education field. “It’s beneath me.” Paul sat across the short conference room table from me. He was frustrated with Tina, a woman he had promoted three weeks prior Read More >