Good leaders help others determine what skills and knowledge will catapult their everyday productivity and effectiveness. Through an ongoing flow of…
The energy to fully engage becomes a big challenge right after lunch. As blood rushes to ease digestion, people become lethargic and lose the ability to…
On rare occasions, a situation demands that the team make sacrifices to achieve an extraordinary result or to avoid succumbing to a potentially…
Complaining about others when they aren’t present is a team sport in some organizations. We naturally want to validate how we see events and people with…
A painful reality leaders must recognize is that much of the team’s performance comes from only a small group of individual contributors. These top…
Just like team members, leaders get anxious before critical performances. The intense desire to have the team excel in a big moment can push leaders to…
When you find others don’t speak up in conversations and meetings, take a hard look in the mirror. It’s usually because of something you do — or don’t…
Many of the best things leaders do for their colleagues come without financial cost. Words of encouragement, recognition for great work, lending a hand…
Stories engage, inspire and influence. They bring color and light to create new understanding. By using stories to convey insights and lessons, leaders…
Here is a popular Zen joke: A Zen student goes to a temple and asks how long it would take to achieve enlightenment were they to join the sanctuary. The…
Everyone looks like a superstar when a gale force wind blows behind them. Strong tailwinds make average performers look special. As one leader we know…
When the pressure is on and nerves are frayed, top performers pull out their “go-to.” A “go-to” always dazzles, and it gives us the confidence to relax…