Three Tips to Being a Better Coach

Leadership isn’t about you shining; it’s about helping those you lead to shine. After all, if your success is based on the success of those you lead, it’s in everyone’s best interest for you to do whatever you can to help them excel. One of the most important roles we play as leaders is that … Read more

How Empowerment Leads to Engagement

If it were you, which would you most prefer? No choice Someone else’s choice for me My choice The answer is obvious:  In general, we prefer to make our own choices.There’s a freedom that comes from making our own choices.  This is the heart of empowerment:the ability to be directly involved in our work. This … Read more

A Surprisingly Subtle Yet Powerful Way to Improve Decision Making

Decisions.  We make them all day, every day. Decision making seems like it should be a relatively easy process. After all, we’ve got lots of practice at it. However, for leaders making decisions in organizational settings, there’s a whole new level of complexity that comes with the territory. It’s not as simple as right or … Read more

The Giant Cost of Faking Feedback

Saying you want feedback is one thing.  The willingness to receive it is something else. Research has shown that leaders who ask for feedback are significantly more effective than leaders who don’t ask for it.  Leaders who ranked at the bottom 10% in asking for feedback were rated at the 15th percentile in overall leadership … Read more

Who Is Your Content Really For?

I turned the key in the ignition.  The dashboard read: CHECK TIRE PRESSURE I walked around the car.  My last stop was the front right side.There was a huge rupture in the tire.  It couldn’t be any flatter. I called my local chapter of the AAA.  A repair truck showed up within 30 minutes, and … Read more

8 Reasons You Should Grab The Celebration Bull By The Horns

There’s a pretty good chance that your workplace is negative. Based on findings from the 2014 Towers Watson Global Workforce Study, 24% of employees are disengaged.  Another 36% can be described as either unsupported or detached.   That means that 6 out of every 10 employees lack the elements required to be highly engaged.One key to … Read more

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