Bringing Out The Best In People...The Difference You Can Make

Bringing Out The Best In People…The Difference You Can Make

  Whether you have a leadership position or not, whether in the workplace or in your personal life, there are people who could profoundly benefit from your believing in them, from you seeing the Goodness and the Greatness in them when they cannot. These are the “Jonathans” in your life who could benefit from your […]

How to Do Accountability Right: MetroStar Systems Shows How

How to Do Accountability Right: MetroStar Systems Shows How

A while back I conducted an interview I conducted with Debbie Peterson, Director of Marketing at MetroStar Systems,after interviewing their co-founder and CEO, Ali Manouchehri for a conference. I was so impressed with him, I ended up writing an article titled Leadership 101: Do Your Daily Interactions Command Respect and Trust? Later, I interviewed employees […]

Be Your Best Despite All The Stress

Be Your Best Despite All The Stress

How to Boost Your Energy and Therefore Boost Your Resilience Level This webinar recording will give you practical strategies for boosting your resilience by increasing your energy level. It includes some really cool research on how the vagus nerve affects resilience (spoiler alert: it has a HUGE impact and therefore the more you know how […]

Video: Why Every Manager Should Know This Research About The Desire for Justice and Respect

Video: Why Every Manager Should Know This Research About The Desire for Justice and Respect

  Humans have a hard-wired desire for justice–and retribution when treated unjustly. We also appear to have a hard-wired drive for respect, according to an interesting collection of research. Managers and leaders can benefit from this research, because it offers clues about why it’s critical to: Communicate the reasoning behind big decisions and change initiatives […]

Inspiring U: How to Bring Your A Game to Work and Inspire Others to Do the Same

Inspiring U: How to Bring Your A Game to Work and Inspire Others to Do the Same

  The more naturally inspiring you are, the greater your ability to bring out the best in others. If you are a leader with a title, this means you are able to help the people you lead perform at their best. If you are a leader without a title (to borrow from Robin Sharma)–i.e. someone […]

Seeing and Believing in the Goodness (and Greatness) in Others

Seeing and Believing in the Goodness (and Greatness) in Others

  “To be is first of all to be visible. Passively allowing yourself to be seen opens the possibility of blessing. So we seek lovers and mentors that we may be seen, and blessed.” – James Hillman, The Soul’s Code   When doing my Inspiring U program, I love sharing the video of Jonathan and […]

How to Bring Your Best Self to Difficult Conversations

How to Bring Your Best Self to Difficult Conversations

    In a previous post, What to Do Before You Have That Difficult Conversation, we explored some foundational principles for making the most of this critical moment of truth. As I say in my seminar “Let’s Talk for a Change,” the two most important Moments of Truth when having a difficult conversation are: What […]

"Why Your Employees Are Just Not That Into You" SHRM16 Conference Resources

“Why Your Employees Are Just Not That Into You” SHRM16 Conference Resources

If you attended either “Why Your Employees Are Just Not That Into You” or “Why Your Engagement Survey Doesn’t Cut It:  Why We Need to Customize the Employee Experience” and would like the follow-up resources, go to this blind page.

Are You a VIP?

Are You a VIP?

    Not a “Do you know who I am?” VIP…but a… V = Value Provider — You’re always looking for opportunities to provide value, to add value to your employer, your manager, and to colleagues.  You are always asking “What are my manager’s and my employer’s goals and what actions on my part contribute […]

Shift Your Emotional State With Power Ups

Shift Your Emotional State With Power Ups

    This morning I woke up feeling kind of blah. Fortunately, that’s a rarity for me, but nonetheless, not a sate I want to be in…especially since I have a lot of creating to do today and the State of Blah is not exactly conducive to creativity. So what did I do to get […]