-Try not to criticize, condemn or complain. (reprinted from Authentic Success newsletter) Outstanding leadership is about getting other people to want to do what you want them to do. Failed leadership is forcing people to do what you want, which only works temporarily and superficially. Eventually, people will reject being forced, coerced or manipulated. To lead others for … Continue reading How to Raise The Bar On Your People Skills
- Have confidence in your values.(reprinted from Authentic Success newsletter. You can subscribe here)There is a lot of anger to go around these days. Much of it stems from loss.This week's newsletter comes out on inauguration day in the United States. Many are troubled by the loss of civility in our politics. Others are upset … Continue reading Be Better, Not Bitter.
-Gain cooperation with authenticity and a positive vision The leadership stakes are high right now for business leaders. Besides your regular business activities, you must address the uncertainty over the pandemic and political, social and economic turmoil. Today, I want to talk to you about the difference between leading with influence and control. Influence is about creating … Continue reading Lead With Influence, Not Control
-Both compassion and competence are necessary to lead in 2021.Have you ever had one of those moments when you witness something so simple yet so attention-grabbing that it knocks you on the head and wakes you up? I had one of those moments recently. I was outside on my phone having a discussion with a … Continue reading How To Balance For Better Leadership
"The price of greatness is responsibility." - Winston Churchill With the new year around the corner, you may be thinking about how you want things to be different. At the same time, you might remember how, in the past, you started off the new year with the best intentions only to lose steam by February. Have … Continue reading How to take flight in 2021
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” —Robert Brault, freelance writer I am so grateful that I broke my leg skiing in Park City, Utah five years ago. I was enjoying the second day of a three-week ski vacation. As you might imagine, I didn't feel that grateful … Continue reading Gratitude Turns Trash Into Treasure
“Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.” Thomas Merton, American Trappist monk, There is a lot of talk about empathy recently and for a good reason. Everyone is going through difficult times in one way or another. It's comforting for people to know that leaders and managers are feeling the same pain. However, … Continue reading Connect with Empathy but Lead with Compassion
“Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.”― Ralph Waldo EmersonAuthentic success and happiness are the results of who you are being while you live your life. As a coach, most people ask me, "What do I do to get what I want?" The better question to ask is, "Who do I have to be to get … Continue reading How To Be Happy With Yourself.
"Intention is the single most powerful and transformative ingredient in dialogue."-Oren Jay Sofer, author of "Say What You Mean, a Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication."Who doesn't feel uncomfortable sharing shortcomings to help another improve their performance? How many people like communicating their dislikes in a personal relationship? What if you could embrace a simple formula … Continue reading How To Positively Deliver Negative Feedback.
"Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'."-Ronald Reagan, 40th American President What does it take to succeed? To achieve your goals? To create positive change that sticks?It requires the willingness and courage to shake things up. You also must endure the discomfort that comes from disrupting the status quo, that comfortable but unsatisfying state you currently … Continue reading Success Is Like Making An Omelet.