Imagine sitting by the campfire after a long day on the trail. You are surrounded by fellow hikers and guides, people who care about the goal, and each other. What would you talk about? What questions would you pose and what wisdoms would you share?
It’s time to reflect and contemplate next moves, study the map, search for the best path, assess the energy of the group. What has changed? Continue reading Welcome to a Fireside Chat for Leaders
Leaders know that “the buck stops here’. President Truman wasn’t blaming anyone else for the consequences of his actions.
Continue reading You’re the boss of yourself
We send a message that we cannot be trusted when we ‘talk behind a person’s back’.
Whether confidence is implied or explicit, people expect Continue reading Hold conversations in confidence
Doing what is right for me is owning my decisions. Before I decide, I reach out to people and ask their advice.
Continue reading Seek advice, listen, and reflect – but do what’s right for you
What does “Do the right thing” mean to you?
To me, it means living by a set of values. Things I learned in kindergarten.
Continue reading Act 7: Live Right
Yes, I get it. We need to “pick our battles”. And, we want to have one-on-one, face-to-face, discussions when it comes to behaviors.
But when it comes to creating a team culture…the way a leader responds
Continue reading We teach people how to treat us
It takes courage to look in the mirror and truly see ourselves: our history, culture, beliefs and filters. Knowing who we are and what we stand for doesn’t just happen; it takes deliberate action.
Continue reading Take the time to know yourself
When we really want to make a difference we push for the best outcome, we get it done fast. We are deliberate in our work. We have a sense of urgency and an expectation of success! Continue reading Manage to the best case, plan for the worst
So many times we just stand by and let people say things we know to be untrue or inappropriate. It’s easier to turn a blind eye. We ignore the impact words have on our workplace, our family, and our community. Continue reading Learn to say “that’s unacceptable”
Everyone has fears!
They manifest themselves in many different ways. Sometimes it’s fear of speaking out because people will judge us; we may lose status or power. Continue reading Act 6: Have Courage
Sometimes the person doesn’t want advice. They don’t want your sympathy, or a shoulder to cry on. They just want to tell their story. Continue reading Be a friend, listen, then shut up