We teach people how to treat us

shutterstock_334591208Do parents still wash kid’s mouths with soap? There is something about seeing a child talking back to a parent that brings back memories. Just this week a friend shared his story “…and I never talked back to my mother again.” Mom was teaching him how to treat her. She could have ignored it, laughed it off, or shouted idol threats. But that day, Continue reading We teach people how to treat us

Leadership Act 5: Care

shutterstock_338704478Leaders are courage coaches. They stand beside, not in front of, people to sort through challenges. Courage coaches genuinely care. They look at work challenges as life challenges and encourage people to be their best. They use kind words and let people know they are appreciated. They want the best for others even if it creates a challenge for them.

A few weeks ago I heard Richard Sheridan speak about how his company, Menlo Innovations, has grown. He told a story about how he and a pregnant worker figured out how she could bring her new born to work. Continue reading Leadership Act 5: Care