Is it Possible to Be Persuasive and Humble?

Is it Possible to Be Persuasive and Humble?

Persuasion & Influence. Those are two of the most requested qualities I hear leaders either question if they have enough of it or ask to learn how to develop it. If you’re wondering the same for yourself, the first step is to answer this: How often do you question...

Raising Your Leadership Bar – Sharpen Your Focus

As a leader, how do you sharpen your focus? The most effective leaders work on their self-development: they enhance their mindset, value and purpose. They make the most progress by cutting through the clutter, looking at the big picture and making basic, yet profound...

Signs of a Poor Listener (Part 5 of 5)

People who are poor listeners are generally not difficult to spot. They are often easily distracted, fail to focus on the present, offer plenty of free advice, minimize the feelings of others, and are quick to fill any silence with their own ideas. Colleagues,...

How Leaders Can Listen Better (Part 4 of 5)

Humans learn to sift and sort at any early age.  We learn coping methods to drown out distracting movements and sounds.  In the process, we often develop the habit of selective listening.  As a result, we often miss important cues, or even direct communication.  While...

Signs and Symptoms of Leadership Drift

Are you experiencing leadership drift? I wrote about this in my last post.  As the word implies, “drift” is a loss of direction or purposefulness. I often encounter this in my work as a coach.  Of course, any pattern of behavior that reduces leaders’ impact or...

Leading with Gratitude

Many people agree that our culture is growing more impatient, selfish, disrespectful and ungrateful. Those who haven’t noticed are likely not bothered, and may be contributing to these disturbing tendencies. Not exactly glowing statements on our day and age. I see...