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
Your #CourageCoach is not selfish. They take time to get to know you.
They care more about you choosing Continue reading Ask the right questions
Maybe you’ve heard reference to JFK’s 1961 inaugural speech “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”. President Kennedy’s words reminded Americans Continue reading Hold yourself accountable
It’s time to carve the word “maybe” out of your life.
In the spirit of this month’s Leadership Act: CARE, let’s reflect on the message we send when we say Continue reading You’ll never have time unless you make time
Leaders 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
“I’m going to do it this way because I believe it is the right thing to do, right now, in this situation.”
Continue reading Have an opinion, but don’t judge
Even really smart people struggle with this. They don’t understand why everyone around them won’t change! “We’ve spent millions of dollars on the new software and they continue to do things the old way.” Continue reading The door to change opens from within