Oops! Stop Sabotaging Good Relationships

Oops! Stop Sabotaging Good Relationships

I was having lunch with a few colleagues the other day. We were discussing our goals and plans for our respective businesses and one colleague, a colleague I also consider a good friend, admitted one of the things she needed to focus on “wasn’t really very...
Leaders, Unleash the Power of Yes

Leaders, Unleash the Power of Yes

As a leader, have you unleashed the power of yes with your team? In particular, are you offering unequivocal “yeses” as often as possible? Every leader or manager knows that saying “yes” to an idea, proposal, or request can positively impact morale, engagement, and...
The Word that is Eroding Your Leadership Effectiveness

The Word that is Eroding Your Leadership Effectiveness

Most effective and successful leaders look for their team members to: Take initiative. Be accountable. Be problem solvers as opposed to problem pointer-outers. Take calculated or measured risks when appropriate. Be future focused and not dwell too much in the past (or...
Expert Leadership Skill: Managing a Whiner

Expert Leadership Skill: Managing a Whiner

Pessimists, whiners, chronic complainers, and other negative people can be draining to have as team members or colleagues. And, they can be particularly draining if you are their supervisor.   When I conduct training sessions or breakouts for meetings, leaders often...