Thanking people for being candid before they are candid is a wonderful way to create more honesty and frankness. Ben Franklin taught us that to thank p…
The fear of failure is a powerful motivator that drives many leaders to excel. Striving to always be prepared and not to let others down is a reputable…
More than 75 years have passed since Henry Ford made the idea of leadership rather simple: “The question of who ought to be boss is like asking who oug…
Mistakes are a part of life and they happen with great frequency no matter how experienced we are. The good news is that making mistakes is an essentia…
When disappointed by his inability to draft the players he wanted, legendary NFL coach Bill Parcells once commented: “If they want you to cook the dinn…
We’ve all heard and agree with the maxim, “It’s not the best team that wins but the team that plays the best.” But what about the interplay between hap…
Success as a leader has multiple components. A good number are challenges rarely experienced by those who don’t lead. That’s part of why leadership is …
What a leader doesn’t say often speaks much more loudly than what they do say. This is especially true when it comes to giving people direct feedback. …
Thanks to the filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, we know the recipe for many thrillers is something called a “McGuffin.” A McGuffin is an object or device tha…
Admitting that you don’t know something signals self-confidence and sincerity to others. This acknowledgement is not the sign of weakness that so many …
As metaphors go, the idea of “work-life balance” suggests we face a tradeoff for which there is no perfect answer, only the promise of stability. Being…
Just in case you’re feeling particularly productive this week, consider a comparison to Pablo Picasso. The Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, and c…