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Tune In and Turn Off

Tune In and Turn Off

Technology gives us the opportunity to be “always on” and the illusion of increased productivity. The reality is that it’s not healthy, and over the long run you will be less productive. Even understanding this, it can be hard to resist the pressure to quickly check...

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How to REALLY Listen

How to REALLY Listen

My friend Jake said, “When someone tells me about a problem, I used to try to help them solve it. But I’ve learned that simply listening can be more helpful than the best advice I might give.” Jake is not alone. Many of us equate listening with problem-solving, and we...

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How to Give Your Boss Bad News and Keep Your Credibility

How to Give Your Boss Bad News and Keep Your Credibility

“Bad news isn’t wine.  It doesn’t improve with age.”  –Colin Powell One of hardest tasks in management is how to give your boss bad news.  After all, you want to show you’ve got everything under control, are making the right decisions, and are executing flawlessly. As...

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The 40 Best Leadership Quotes

The 40 Best Leadership Quotes

There's a good reason leadership quotes are popular. A few lines can pack a lot of information that teach and inspire. In A Tweet, a Blog Post, and a Profound Teaching I shared quotes from my own writing. These are the top leadership quotes by others. (If I missed one...

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Emergent Leadership Topples the Pyramid

Emergent Leadership Topples the Pyramid

What's your view of leadership? If you're like most people, you have an underlying belief that leaders should be out in front of the line, leading the way. The Hierarchical View of Leadership In the traditional, hierarchical view, senior leaders are at the top of the...

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