Crushed by stress? Leadership skills can change this (part 2)

Published: September 27, 2013

Don’t be oppressed by stress.  Do something about it. A leadership program to reduce stress Change the game.  A great leader can help people by changing the forces that press on followers.  The leader may reduce the intensity, or change the direction of ambient pressure.  The leader may be able to move people out of […]

Public Speaker: Do You Have A Leadership Voice?

Published: September 6, 2013

  My friend Tal Shnall has recently challenged his readers to “discover their leadership voice.” (Read more here: What does this mean to have a leadership voice and how do you express your voice? I believe the only way to realize your leadership voice is to understand your vision of the future. Your job […]

Coaching Leadership: The Impact Of A Hammer, The Weight Of A Feather

Published: September 3, 2013

If I had a degree in particle physics I would write about the massive power found at the subatomic level. And if I had been elected to Congress, you would know that I have huge power to change the way our country is operating – well, maybe. Instead, I’m an expert on leaders and I […]

The Leadership Coach: Great leaders take things personally.

Published: August 27, 2013

    Does your boss take things personally? If you are like most people that probably sounds like a bad thing. Many people in the United States hate their boss, so any opportunity to criticize the emerging leader is just fine. We hate it when bosses micromanage us, we hate it when bosses tell us […]

Who is that with the Customers? An Executive Coach Perspective

Published: August 6, 2013

What is the leader doing taking care of customers? The naïve view is that leaders have nothing to do with customers: that’s what they hire other people for! A more sophisticated view would inform you that leaders make sure that customers are taken care of well – or they are not doing their job! Set […]

The change masters: Organizational Training in the Midst of Chaos

Published: August 2, 2013

“We are the people who lead change. Other people react to it, we are the people who anticipate change, guide it, and interpret it.” I spoke before professional organization last month and I took a question from one of the senior members of the group. “We are the change masters,” he announced. Many people deal […]

The Leadership Coach asks: What is a leadership conversation?

Published: July 23, 2013

Leadership conversations: a meeting of two people who potentially can change the world. A great leadership conversation discusses long-term impact and deep sources and original causes. Managers may talk about how to get along now. Leaders talk about how to get to the future. A leadership conversation is an authentic discussion which challenges the parties […]

Leadership Skill: Find Passion through Work

Published: July 12, 2013

It seems like a paradox doesn’t it? Why would someone be passionate about their work? Yet I believe that helping people discover passion in the way they work is part of the leader’s challenge. Work ought to be liberating, empowering and thrilling. If you work near a great leader you may find work so engrossing […]

Public Speaker: A universe you can laugh at

Published: July 9, 2013

      Just for fun, imagine that everyone you talk to is provided for your amusement. Imagine, the stage of life has been set up as one continuous Marx Brothers comedy. Want to enjoy the fun? Pay attention to the dialogue so that you can get the joke. Finding Funny is a Leadership Skill […]

Leadership Development: The Feedback Gap | 602-299-0576

Published: July 5, 2013

Your last project bombed.  You came in 50% over budget, and ten days late.  It wasn’t your proudest moment, and you are ready to move on. (Glad that period of your life is over!) What did your boss say?  He was scathing.  He heard all about your failure, and you felt even more miserable after […]

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