Being a leader requires the ability to build rapport with your team. Those following you must have good reason to do so. Every time you have a one-on-one, you have a big opportunity to add to and build that individual rapport.
The global pandemic has caused everyone to rethink their normal. Finding a new normal has become a worldwide goal. While there is talk of returning to some kind of old normal, I wanted to challenge you with a simple question. Have you found your edge or are you standing at the edge? Let’s tackle the […]
If you start talking about leadership, you may get several different reactions; everything from eye-roll to serious looks. Regardless of the guru you follow or the school where you took leadership training, there is one key question that remains. Will your leadership ability be deep or wide? If you’re thinking about big organizations with high […]
Join me and my close friend, Rick Gillis, as we open the mic to talk job search. We’re hosting a live ZOOM call Monday April 13 (next Monday) 6:00PM CT. https://dougthorpe.us/39QfLS7 Rick and I both worked together during the last financial crisis in 2008-2010. We helped over 4,500 job seekers with powerful ways to create a […]
Lately, I’ve been reminded of a saying I once used to guide my kids. The phrase was ‘come home before dark’. When I was younger, we’d play outside seemingly forever. When we asked to go outside, our parents always said: “Come home before dark.” That was a literal meaning. Once it was dark, if we […]
Leaders need to be cautious about getting too caught up in the excitement of something new. Moving ahead on excitement alone can leave you exposed, just like the Emperor in the fable.
Across the wide spectrum of mindsets you might have when you walk through the door each day, how often does gratitude make it to the front of your list? If you’re like many of the executive leaders out there, you probably aren’t thinking about being thankful on a daily basis. Not everyone thinks gratitude is […]
A confused mind says NO. If you confuse the people around you, the overall performance will be greatly reduced or even eliminated.
Visit the best business schools on the planet and you are likely to hear a robust debate about the virtues of leadership. The central question is whether great leaders are born or bred; nature versus nurture. One theory argues that true leadership is an inborn trait that few possess. The other popular and prevailing thought […]
Dan was recognized as a strong and effective leader. He had earned the respect from the CEO and other senior leaders at his company. In his newest assignment, he had been working hard to establish the framework of trust that he knew would be vital to the team’s success. From the very first day as […]