How Do You Do What You Do?

Gaining Experience From time to time, I have a mentee say “I am interested in doing what you do. Please tell me how to do that.” Often I struggle with that ask, because if I was honest, I’d say “You’ve got to be kidding me. Do you know what I’ve been through to get here?” […]

To Be a Great Leader, You Must Inspect What You Expect

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Inspect what you expect. This is an old saying that I learned decades ago. What does it mean, exactly? And what does it have to do with leadership? Well… Have you been guilty of spouting a directive then letting it die a natural death? We’ve all done it at one point or another—whether accidentally or […]

5 Ways Managers Can Get More from Their Teams

You and I both control one big thing in our daily lives. That ‘thing’ is the effort we choose to spend.

Whether it is effort at work, at home, in the gym, on the golf course, fishing, playing sports, or building relationships, we all choose what level of effort is used.

Leaders – Stop Solving Everything!

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If you have responsibility for a business, a company, or a team, STOP solving everything. Please stop solving everybody’s problems. That sounds like a crazy person talking, right? Here’s what I mean. It is likely you climbed the business ladder by solving problems. As a sole-contributor on a team, you helped make things happen. Whether […]

Coaching and Mentoring – Diving Deeper

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It’s been said that leaders who radically impact their teams are themselves good coaches. Taking on the mentoring and coaching role often does not come naturally to someone in a leadership position. One technique at the center of executive coaching is the art of asking good questions and/or reframing the response the coachee gives. If […]

What is Trust Anyway?

Business leaders don’t consciously go about their day specifically trying to build trust. This would be like having ‘building trust’ on your to-do list.

Start Your Own Blog Today

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Recently I’ve had clients mention that they may want to start blogging. I wrote this article several years ago and have shared it twice before. But for those just now thinking about blogging, but I am updating it and sharing it again. There are plenty of reasons seasoned professionals should write their own blogs. I’ve […]

The 5 C’s of a Trusted Leader

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Successful leaders build trust. Building trust is something you must do. Trust underpins every relationship in the workplace – between boss and employee, between colleagues, and between businesses.