Leadership is having the courage to act in a way that shows others that we are willing to take a chance…because the gains are worth the risks and status quo is not an option. Continue reading Act 6: Have Courage
Sometimes people don’t want your advice. They don’t want your sympathy, or a shoulder to cry on. They just want to tell their story.
Instead of cutting them off to give them your solutions, Continue reading Be a friend, listen, then shut up
The secret to leadership is simple. It doesn’t cost anything. You don’t need a degree, certification, or training to be an expert. You can demonstrate this behavior at any age and everyone will know if you are sincere. There’s no faking it.
Continue reading Care enough to know people
Isn’t it funny how some people just seem to make time for things. They mysteriously have more time in their day than everyone else.
It is not a magic trick! It is a deliberate effort to own your schedule. It means putting things that are important first.
Continue reading Make time
Is there someone on your team who often disrupts the meeting? They hijack the agenda for their personal goals at the expense of the team?
Continue reading Don’t enable bad behaviors
Are you thinking of doing something completely different? Maybe starting a new career, having a child, or taking the summer off to travel?
It takes a deliberate effort to freely jump into the unknown. No one can open that door for you. Only you can! Continue reading The door to change opens from the inside
When I get annoyed, aggravated, or angry… my listening skills shut down. I focus my energy on defending my ground. I’m pretty sure the same is happening on the other side.
Continue reading If it gets emotional, shut up
This week I’m at the ODF conference in Ann Arbor, MI where I’m surrounded by professionals who design organizations for a living. It’s awesome being around Continue reading The only thing you can change is you
Have you ever met someone and wondered how they have the courage to do the things they do? Where does their energy come from? Why do they keep a positive attitude even when obstacles are everywhere?
Continue reading Surround yourself with people you admire
Deliberately selecting and being a role model defines character
We pick up mannerisms, thought processes, and behaviors from the people around us. And they pick up these things from us.