Turning complaints into requests

  • May 21, 2018

Managers and leaders become empowered by interrupting and redirecting complaints into powerful, actionable, requests. In this article we are going to share a couple of...

4 Fears That Keep Us from Innovating

  • May 16, 2018

Leaders are often telling me they wish they were more innovative. More often though, they tell me they wish their teams were more innovative. Both of these...

TEAM is a mindset

  • May 16, 2018

Have you ever considered: “Who generates TEAM?” Many of us give the power to create team to forces outside of ourselves. We blame circumstances or “the system”...

This commencement speech nailed it

  • May 15, 2018

It’s commencement speech season, and the frontrunner for me so far is Dr. Chadwick Boseman addressing Howard University on May 12. Boseman, who played the leading role...

8 movies for the bold and ambitious

  • May 08, 2018

One leadership motivation tool that never gets dull is the movie that documents the true story of someone who overcame brutal challenges to become a legend. Here are a...

How Intentional Are You?

  • April 26, 2018

We walk through every part of our day doing nearly everything by rote; automatically without thinking. Overall this is very helpful — we are leaving so many things to...

A comical take on employee recognition

  • April 24, 2018

Watch Michelle Pena, senior editor at Business Management Daily, as she bravely endures the loss of the much-coveted Top Banana award. Will this silly video make you...

The 4 defining moments of 4 great leaders

  • April 10, 2018

Need a quick jolt of leadership adrenaline? Check out these stories of four famous people who came within a whisker of losing it all ... or never making it big in the...

The Case for Suspending Judgment

  • April 03, 2018

In my work as a coach of leaders, and in my general observation, I see many situations that get messy and contentious; and so often these situations are caused by or...

Gamble on stupid ideas—and win!

  • April 03, 2018

In the late 1970s, Richard Fain was stuck on a sinking ship, cargo shipping company Gotaas-Larsen Shipping. Rather than play defense, Fain proposed that the board of...

When you gotta go with your heart

  • March 15, 2018

In 1988, at age 33, Miles White turned down the chance to head the Asia Pacific region for a division of Abbott Laboratories. Why? His wife wanted to open a children’s...

Harrison Ford on … waiting tables

  • March 09, 2018

He always was a hard worker, but it was Harrison Ford’s ability to push beyond good to excellent that propelled him into leadership.

What exactly is ‘leadership energy’?

  • March 05, 2018

Despite the money spent annually on leadership development, writes Rejeev Peshawaria, CEO of Iclif Leadership and Governance Center, it is not working because it is...

The Power of Focus

  • February 13, 2018

I’ve been writing a blog here off and on, and mostly off for a long time. While I write very regularly here, I have been remiss here. That is going to change. While...