How can senior managers create teams that feel trusting enough to enable challenging discussions that can move their organizations forward? These four steps apply to companies of all sizes from any industry. Read article
Not only are they extremely powerful words, they pay huge dividends for your employees -- and for you. These four words will make a real difference. Read more
It’s time to retire the saying “Don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions.” Even though advocates of this approach believe it reduces whining, increases empowerment, helps employees manage up, and boosts careers, it’s fraught with challenges. Read more
Many entrepreneurs neglect their spiritual growth, relationships and overall health because of the many demands on their time. Please don't choose to neglect the priorities that matter the most long term. It will take a toll on your quality of life including your mental health. Read more
Tools for strengthening your relationships and teams at work and home.
Stressful situations in business, at work and at home tend to show our true colors as leaders. Who we really are comes through in the heat of the moment. Our struggles and insecurities often make life's challenges more rather than less stressful. Long-time friend and business associate, retired USAF Colonel Lee Ellis, shares leadership lessons learned from his five years as a POW in Vietnam in his latest book, Leading with Honor (2012). His "leadership engagement model" helps us understand how our underlying emotions cause us to lead and respond to stress in three different ways: withdrawal, engagement, and domination.
This simple exercise is a great way to pause, be mindful, reflect, and take action. It can be easily applied to your business, work or personal life. Read more
This is great time to reflect on 2018's successes and challenges and to focus on moving forward in 2019. Take a few minutes to think about your business or organization, your team, your work, your family, and your community.
List goals or problems to solve.
Review progress regularly.
Adjust your game plan as needed.
Lead and live on purpose this year!
Patrick Lencioni provides great insight into the value of healthy conflict in The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Leaders must lead and facilitate healthy, productive conflict so that relationships, teams and organizations will grow, mature and become the best they can be. This is essential for working together to find the best solutions, build the best relationships and teams, and for the greater good of our families, workplace and communities. This simple yet powerful model helps us understand and improve relationships, families, teams, companies, communities, governments and even countries.
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