You know you’re getting old when your kids start to seem “wiser” than you are! This came to mind one day several years ago when I had some car trouble and my son and I were “stuck” at the repair shop waiting for the car to be fixed. I was obviously upset. He looked at me and said,... Read More ➝
If you’re like the vast majority of people, I suspect that when the alarm goes off, you hop out of bed, take a shower, get dressed, hopefully eat a decent breakfast and you’re off to work. Right? Sounds pretty normal. While it may be normal, here’s a better question: is it useful? I suggest not. Why? Because you... Read More ➝
Do you ever feel you’re not very successful at handling it when people break their word with you? Do you cringe at the thought of holding your employees, or partner, your children or even your spouse accountable? Accountability is not something we were ever taught and for most of us we feel like we just can’t get a... Read More ➝
Have you ever been in a situation when you wanted to communicate something to someone but just couldn’t find the right words for them to “get it”? This is probably true for most of us!
Several years ago, I was anticipating a “difficult” conversation with a senior executive. He was known for having the... Read More ➝
Last week I discussed why you often find yourself wondering why team building is such a struggle and why you frequently find yourself frustrated in your desire to provide the leadership necessary to create an effective work team? The answer previously discussed is that the ego voice tells us: we’re not good enough, we’re not lovable,... Read More ➝
I have just taken up an exercise class called “Jazzercise”. If you know anything about “Jazzercise” then you know it can be incredibly challenging, depending on the instructor you gravitate towards. Even for a former professional dancer, I find myself very challenged in this class, especially the classes taught by Marla. Marla is not just any ordinary instructor,... Read More ➝
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a pill you could take to give you super powers as a leader? Well, in a way, there is. It’s called it a “Choice Pill”. You take it as needed to enhance your leadership skills. Close your eyes and imagine yourself taking the “Choice Pill” and here’s what happens:
Given I am absolutely sure you understand the importance of teamwork at work, do you often find yourself wondering why team building is such a struggle and why you frequently find yourself frustrated in your desire to provide the leadership necessary to create an effective work team? Well, the answer is actually somewhat simple although when you read... Read More ➝
One of the most important keys in life is keeping our word. Our word can make or break our reputation, our self worth and our overall success. The formula for success is first to realize that having integrity means that we mean what we say before we say it, while we say it, and after we say it. ... Read More ➝
In many leadership workshops, people are asked to think about a great leader they’ve known and list the qualities that made them such a great leader.
What would your answer be??
We’ve worked with some amazing leaders and here’s my answer.
They were outstanding in ALL of the following areas:
- People skills
- Business skills and knowledge
- Technical knowledge in their industry
Many people are... Read More ➝