There are at least two definitions of the word insanity: the one in the dictionary, and the cliché we've all heard, used, and knowingly nodded our head at when hearing it.As a leader, the choices we make from the options above have far-reaching implications. Choose to act - it is a leadership job requirement, and an antidote for insanity.
Beating Blue Monday - the 'Worst Day of the Year'
It's Blue Monday, but it doesn't have to feel like it. Here is a short list of actions that will insure that you will have a better day, and certainly not have your worst day of the year.
What Do You Believe?
For leaders, The Pygmalion Effect can have significant impact on your success. Here's how you can use it to better reach your goals and succeed!
What Adults Can Learn From Show and Tell
Show and tell is a mainstay in elementary schools everywhere. But there are a lot of leadership lessons in this exercise that we can apply to create powerful outcomes for ourselves and our teams.
The Most Important Reason Not to Fear Resistance
Here are three reasons leaders shouldn't fear resistance, but rather use it to propel themselves even closer to their goals.
A 90 Minute Activity for New Year's Eve
Here's a short exercise that will be fun, informative and will help you to start your year off right!
You Want it When? How to Proactively Beat Tight Deadlines
Here are eight strategies to help leaders deal with tight deadlines more effectively, and thereby reduce our stress and build our confidence.
What Leaders Can Learn From Walt Disney
On the anniversary of Walt Disney's death, this article is meant to help all of us who are leaders learn from the man behind the mouse.
Seven Ways to Productively Learn From the Past
Here are seven specific ways you can use your past experience and the past experience of others to become more effective, more productive, and even wiser. The past is a treasure chest filled with learning opportunities for our present and future, but only if we look inside
9 Reasons Organizations Don't Train Their Leaders
Here are 9 reasons why so many companies provide so little to support the development of their leaders and 7 reasons why it is absolutely essential to success!
Five Ways Gratitude Will Change Your Life
Here are five ways that gratitude will change your life, helping you to create space and energy to draw even more positive experiences and circumstances into your life.
What Leaders Can Learn From Homemade Bread
It's Homemade Bread Day, so I made some important connections between homemade bread and leadership. Check it out and think about the challenges related to each of those connections as well.
Five Powers of Encouragement
Here are 5 important powers that demonstrate the power of encouragement for leaders, especially in their role as a coach to help others improve.
Five Things That Matter More When Leading Other Leaders
Here are five leadership behaviors that are essential for all leaders, and absolutely crucial for leaders who lead supervisors and other managers.
Six Reasons Why Boundaries Help Everyone Be More Successful
Here are 6 reasons all leaders need be sure the boundaries they set at work are clear and obvious.
Harnessing the Power of Your Biggest Listening Distraction
Our inner dialogue is one of the biggest distractions we have to effective listening. Here are three ways to overcome it and use it to our advantage.
Making Metrics Matter
Leaders need to create ways to collect and use metrics that are meaningful and helpful to everyone on your team. Here are five tips to help you do that more effectively.
How to Keep the Negative Attitudes of Others From Impacting You
Here are six ideas to help you deal with the negative behaviors or attitudes of co-workers, the team you lead, or people in your personal life.
These ideas can help you reduce the impact of other people's negativity on you.
What to Look For In Future Leaders
Here are important skills and factors to think about when picking future leaders and in your succession planning.
Seven Great Questions to Ask Others
Here are seven questions to help others grow, learn more yourself, build trust and strengthen relationships.
Three Types of Forgiveness and Why They Matter to Us as Leaders
Here are three types of forgiveness that leaders can use to transform themselves and their organizations into forward-looking, agile learners and promote better results every day.
The Keys to Successful Performance Conversations
Learn valuable principles to apply to your next performance review in order to create higher levels of trust and ultimately greater performance.
How to Make Every Performance Review More Effective
When you think about performance reviews, what do you think? Here are a few valuable tips to help make your performance reviews less painful and more effective - both for you and the performer who you are reviewing.
What Every Leader Can Learn from the TSA
Here are valuable leadership lessons from the 6-word catchphrase, 'If you see something, say something', of the TSA.
Seven Ways to Support and Grow Your Top Performers
Here are seven tangible and practical ways that leaders can shift their focus and time to top performers to help them grow, develop and become even more valuable to them and their organization.
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