Tag Archives: leadership

Thank You ‘FRESH Leadership’ Launch Partners

A huge thank you to the many individuals who made the launch of my newly released book, FRESH Leadership: 5 SKills to Transform You and Your Team, a success. While…

“FRESH Leadership”- Powerful New Insights and Tools for Today

What’s different about FRESH Leadership? Well, in short, it’s just better. Think of the differences we encounter with other things that are fresh or, conversely, stale – think of a…

Create a Trusting and Fair Environment

Trust is the foundation of good leadership and strong teamwork. Being fair and trustworthy is a leader’s first order of business. Squashing attempts by team members to create an unhealthy…

Being Vulnerable Takes Strength

My work as a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach leads me to frequent discussions about focusing on one’s strengths. I know what you’re thinking, “Well, duh.” But hang in there with…

When Teamwork Doesn’t Work – and Why

Teamwork, as opposed to independent work, has increased dramatically in the last two decades. Some calculate the average time spent working with others has increased 50% or more in the…

What’s Wrong with the Carrot and Stick Approach?

In a nutshell, there is plenty that’s wrong about the carrot and stick approach. Yet, managers have not been given the tools or witnessed a better way to harness workers’…

Never Underestimate Your Strengths

There’s a saying in my house . . . never, ever, underestimate your competition. With that said, and with those words firmly ingrained in my mind, I can more readily…

TRUST Is Not A Four Letter Word

It’s true; trust is not a four letter word. In fact, trust is quite obviously a five letter word. However, in organizations, trust can be a profoundly off-limits word as…

Celtics’ Brad Stevens Understands What It Means to Use Your Strengths

On occasion I think that the plethora of sports-related metaphors used in the business world may be a bit overdone . . . but then a perfect one just falls…

Feeling Lucky?

I’m not a big believer in luck.  And I’m sure it has a lot to do with the fact that as a kid I never won a bunch of stuff at fairs or…