Tag Archives: leadership

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…

Have An Open Door Policy – Literally and Figuartively

Do you have an “open door policy” at work? The term open door policy has multiple definitions, so possibly we should start by defining our term. 1. The first definition…

Feedback: Quick tips for giving feedback

Feedback is a key concept discussed in academics and business because it is critical to the process of improvement. Just to clarify, feedback has two meanings in the world of…