Stuck Right Now? Here’s How to Get 3 Levels Beyond

Are you feeling stuck. It’s like walking in quicksand. You can’t make any forward progress. We’ve all been there before. This feeling is a common event in most people’s lives. As the chapters of life unfold, there are moments when everything seems to just get stuck and you start to lose the vision of the […]

Are you really a “people person”?

When was the last time you heard someone say “I am a people person”? Candidates for various management jobs often describe themselves as a people person. What is that exactly? I have a friend who is an HR professional. He tells me the response they use is “Oh good. If you are a people person, […]

What Is Your Go-To Leadership Style?

With much of the western world turning its attention to the Easter season and the recognition of the Easter story, I want to reprint this article, extracted from my book, “The Uncommon Commodity”. Since Jesus gave us the perfect example of servant leadership, it seems appropriate to share the teaching here again. This is my […]

Ever Hear of a Self-Eating Watermelon?

self-eaten watermelon

Definition : A project that contains enough seeds of success right within its own boundaries. How many of you work for or in a self-eating watermelon project or organization? I doubt many would say yes. You see I hear a lot of excuses why a project fails. Outside influences get a big part of the […]

Building Trust – Why It Matters

Team Trust

In any relationship, trust is a key element. Without it, things don’t last very long. With trust you can withstand most anything. Managers at every level of an organization must seek first to build a foundation of trust within their circle of influence. The world is craving a new story about leadership and business, one […]

Professional Growth: The Triple-A Approach to Change Management

3 Ways for Personal Change

Change

In the business world, a large movement of “change management” has arisen. Companies large and small know about the need to manage change in their organization. Regardless of the reason for change, managing the change is always a challenge. A dedicated discipline for change management has been adopted. For leaders, individual change management can be […]

Making Things Bigger Than They Really Are

Chicken Little courtesy Disney Corp

Do you sometimes make things bigger than they really are? Managers and leaders need to be on watch for overstating what is going on. More importantly, they need to throttle their internal reaction to the things around them. The great social activist Chicken Little was quoted as saying “The sky is falling” when he had […]

5 Reasons Why Bad Bosses Suck So Bad

Bad bosses suck!

Face it, we all know or have had bad bosses. It seems to be a given in the business world. It’s been true for decades. With all the intelligence, studies, coaching, schools, and programs, why do some bosses still suck? I’m going to offer 5 reasons. Promotion –  Sadly, getting promoted can be the worst […]