It’s About Us – and Me

A crucial question for leaders: How does your organization represent your best intentions, values, and thinking? And how does it not?

In today’s business world, (more…)

2 Sides of the Leadership Coin

People grow best where they continuously experience an ingenious blend of support and challenge; the rest is commentary.

It’s a rare aphorism that captures the essence of leadership in a single sentence, but (more…)

Curb Their Anger

In an elementary school where I used to teach, the “behavior room” (where the bad kids got sent) displayed this poster:  “It’s okay to be angry. It’s not okay to be mean.”

I don’t care how “invaluable” the employee is — (more…)

Motivation 101c: Power of Connection

Our bodies haven’t changed substantially since the Neolithic.  We have the same brains, same nervous systems, same musculature.  But to survive, our Neolithic ancestors absolutely depended on their tribes.  “Solitary” meant “dead.”

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Are we here to work or to schmooze?

If you’re a boss, and your style is to focus more on getting the work done then on nurturing relationships, this is for you.

I know how you feel.  Well, maybe I do.  (more…)