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Learning to Lead from The Inside Out
- POSTED Monday, March 19, 2018
- CATEGORY: Leadership Challenges, Leadership Lessons, Personal Effectiveness
If there’s anything I’ve learned over the years, it is that we must learn to lead ourselves before we can effectively lead others. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that learning and living this lesson and (CONTINUE READING)
Thanks for the Tough Stuff
- POSTED Monday, November 20, 2017
- CATEGORY: Food for Thought, Leadership Challenges, Personal Effectiveness
Much has been written about the relationship between being grateful and being happy. One such book is Thanks! How The New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier. Its Amazon description: “Scientifically speaking, regular grateful thinking can increase happiness by as (CONTINUE READING)
Halfway Through 2017: 10 Questions to Ask Yourself
- POSTED Thursday, July 6, 2017
- CATEGORY: Food for Thought, Leadership Challenges, Personal Effectiveness, Team Effectiveness
I like to find leadership lessons in odd places. Today, as I’m still shaking off sand from the 4th of July, I’ll borrow the sage guidance of Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look (CONTINUE READING)
I’m Giving In.
I’m just going to say it. Contrary to popular belief espoused by motivational speakers, quotes, posters – and yes, my own profession – I believe that some days, you need to give in. Not up. In. I’m a big (CONTINUE READING)
Can You Have A Few Minutes Of Your Time?
Many times a day, we’re asked the usual form of that question: “can I have a few minutes of your time?” Leaders tend to give time readily to others while struggling mightily to give it to themselves: to think, (CONTINUE READING)
Thanks for the Tough Stuff
Much has been written about the relationship between being grateful and being happy. One such book is Thanks! How The New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier. Its Amazon description: “Scientifically speaking, regular grateful thinking can increase happiness (CONTINUE READING)
Did You Forget to Remember?
People cite lots of reasons they don’t actually DO the things that will move them toward their goals. A lack of time. Too many priorities. Fire drills. And so on. Often, it’s none of those things. We simply forget (CONTINUE READING)
Go On. Take A Break.
People often ask me what I see as common issues or themes among the leaders I coach. I reply by sharing one of the golden rules of coaching: “each individual is individual.” Even if two leaders are working on (CONTINUE READING)
How To Keep the Main Thing The Main Thing
Most have heard Steven Covey’s famous quote: “the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” Not many people would disagree with the premise, yet we know it’s easier said than done. Finding time to check in (CONTINUE READING)
Leading A Mission That Isn’t Yours
- POSTED Tuesday, December 9, 2014
- CATEGORY: Leadership Challenges, Organizational Culture, Personal Effectiveness
At some point in our careers, we’ve all been asked – directly or indirectly – to work toward a goal we don’t agree with or understand. These situations are often inked in our minds as times of great frustration. (CONTINUE READING)