How Well Do Recognize Those Who Work With You?

Gone are the days when length-of-service awards, employee-of-the-month recognition, and merchandise rewards were valued ways to recognize people who work with you. In fact, many people find such formal rec


Optimism—A Positively Essential Business Skill

If life could be graded, Anthony would give him an F. His work has been really stressful lately, his closest colleague has just left the company, he was transferred to another department, and he hates hims


Effective Listening For Leaders

With organizations and individuals so fervently focused on the bottom line, it’s easy to ignore “softer” goals, such as listening well. All that touchy-feeling stuff is a waste of my time, you migh


Becoming A Trusted Leader

“We can build our leadership upon fear, obligation, or trust. However, only a foundation of trust results in the collaboration and goodwill necessary to achieve our peak performance.” These words, from


Leadership: It’s All In Your Mind

Do you think of yourself as a leader?  Do you enjoy leading?  As you were growing up, did people tell you that you had natural leadership traits/qualities?  If you don’t see yourself as a leader, know

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The Power Of Intention

Victoria wants to stay sober. She’s quit before, only to relapse. This time, however, she’s got a young child counting on Mommie to “get better” and return from rehab. Travis desires a long-term re


Everyday Leadership: It’s An Inside Job

David sparked a fruitful conversation around waste when he gently asked the cafeteria manager at his workplace whether food might be served without unnecessary containers or wrapping unless requested. Susa


How Well Do You Handle Fear?

At its best, fear is an instinctive, natural ability to help us survive. At its worst, it’s that nagging voice inside our heads that heralds doom and disaster even before we get started on something. Fea


How To Inspire Leadership

If you’re an employee, how do you step into a leadership role? If you’re a leader, how do you encourage staff to step up? Here are some suggestions for a Leadership Role: Trust. Leaders need to create


Quiz: How Honed Are Your Leadership Skills?

Take this Self-Quiz to determine whether your leadership skills are honed to a keen edge I’ve become more comfortable delegating tasks and managing the performance of others than doing things myself. Bef

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