Open door leadership takes work. It requires mastering the duality of power and service, being both confident and humble at the same time. It also means helping your people become more confident and pulling through opportunity rather than pushing through fear.
Are you listening to the wrong feedback?. All feedback is not valid. A big problem with feedback is that we often listen to the wrong sources.. For example, my friend Julie felt called to make handmade cards.. From an early age she crafted masterpieces. She spent hours on each card
Sales is a noble profession; we shouldn't let it be sullied by the people who do it badly.
Twenty-something years ago several babies were born. Some of them wound up creating violence; others tried to save people from it. I want to know why.
Trying to decide too early doesn't propel you forward, it holds you back. Next time you're facing an uncertain situation, instead of flashing forward two steps, stay in the present. That's where the best decisions are always made.
So that's what we're left with, the risk of love. It's sad, it's ugly, and it's worth it.
The boss wants what we all want: support, respect and someone to say, "I've got your back buddy."
Author Randy Gage says there's no reason to dislike people because they have money.
What goes through your mind before you walk into an important meeting?
Humans are visual; we can ignore it, or adjust accordingly.
You know the people who are always worrying about whether or not someone is trying to take advantage of them?. Maybe you know someone like this. They question the motives, quality and price of everything. When they need to buy something, they spend hours trying to figure out the exact
It's ironic, but the business research shows that when you overemphasize money, you make less of it. But when your noble purpose is to help customers, you drive more revenue.
Whether it's improving life customers, or making the world a better place for everyone, when people have a larger purpose than just trying to keep their jobs, they're more focused, and more effective. They're also more likely to act in a bold and courageous manner.
Humankind still has plenty of work to do. But when you look at the arc of human history, we're definitely moving in the right direction. We invent, we create and we become kinder to each other, every single day.
Plan for the future all you want, but don't put your happiness on hold until it gets here. Start being happy today, you won't regret it.
Nobody likes conflict, but avoiding conflict usually winds up being even more painful than addressing it.
Little snippets of time matter. Whether it's breakfast, dinner, your employees or your kids, when you schedule time for positive interaction, you get results.
Whether you believe it's a scientific sixth sense or a mystical connection to the divine, every person alive has the power of intuition. All you have to do is quiet your mind and pay attention to your own inner knowing.
Courage isn't the absence of fear; it's the ability to act in the face of fear.
If you put a frog in a pot of boiling water, it jumps out. But if you put a frog in cool water and gradually turn up the heat, the frog will boil to death without ever trying to escape.. The same thing happens to people.. If someone had told
Whken it comes to attitudes, how you frame your conversation makes all the difference.
We all procroastinate, but here are a few tips to keep you from doing it. So don't put off reading this.
Many people believe that the sole purpose of business is to make money. They’re wrong.
Working for a higher purpose engages people's passions.
Consider the context of the times when judging people.
Pick a resolution and stick with it.
Finding the right motivation to perform.
Coming to terms with my daughter leaving home for college.
You know who they are, they're the people who can walk into a meeting and charm the socks off everyone in the room.
Think you’re doing your employer or family a favor by giving up on sleep to get more done?
Have you ever noticed how prickly some people get if someone suggests that luck had anything to do with their success?
Have you ever tried to lose weight, quit smoking, or get out of debt and become frustrated when you failed?
From the anal retentive drones whose power point presentations seem to last for weeks to the overbearing braggart who can’t stop telling you how wonderful he is, some people just aren’t very good at communicating.
How do you live or work with someone who sees the world through a different lens than you do?
Other people are flawed, they’re badly flawed. They’re selfish, they’re mean, they’re cheap, they’re sloppy they’re lazy, and in most cases they’re completely unwilling to even acknowledge they’re doing anything wrong.
How did you choose your profession?
Eighty percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by Jan 20.
What happens if your best friend’s sister gets divorced?
Psychologists refer to it as fundamental attribution error and self-serving bias.
What's your story?We all have stories. They're the inner thought track of our lives. The challenge is, they're not always true, and sometimes even if they are true, repeating them doesn't always bring out the best in us.
How comfortable are you with uncertainty? If you’re like most of us, you probably find it easier to function when things are settled.
You're sooo special.
You’re sooo special.
Would you rather be around someone who's depressed, or someone who's angry?It's not exactly Sophie's Choice.
If you've already got a job, there are plenty of people out there who are quite eager to take your place. And if you're looking for work, you already know how tough it is.
Why do people of the opposite sex act so weird at work?Anyone who works in an environment where their sex is in the minority knows that men and women are different. Actually, anyone who's ever gone to school, ridden a bus, dated, read a Facebook page, been married, raised kids or walked through a mall knows we're different.
When we think about great parents, we tend to use words like loving, nurturing and kind. Yet when describing high performing bosses, we're more likely to talk about being decisive, tough and directive.
When we think about great parents, we tend to use words like loving, nurturing and kind. Yet when describing high performing bosses, we’re more likely to talk about being decisive, tough and directive.
We all know them; you might even be one of them. They're the bitter divorced people who five years later are still seething with anger at their ex-spouse.
Can you give a great presentation if you have a messy office?Can you be a fabulous parent if you've got laundry strewn all over the house?