Would You Follow You?

Would You Follow You?

  I often ask this question when speaking to a group of leaders. The response is usually thoughtful deliberation. So, right now, let me ask, “Would you follow you?” If not, why should anyone else? Leading well is the best leadership development program you can...
How To Handle Criticism

How To Handle Criticism

No one enjoys criticism; however, it can be positive. To benefit from criticism, look at it as constructive feedback. Basic Ground Rules to Handle Criticism:   Don’t immediately reject their words. Thank the person for talking directly to you. Reassure the...
Six Strategies in Overcoming Adversity

Six Strategies in Overcoming Adversity

Six Strategies in Overcoming Adversity No one is exempt from dealing with adversity. Life is full of curves, detours, and sometimes crashes. Leaders should expect to go through significant trials in their personal and professional lives.  How we handle problems makes...
The Critic

The Critic

The Critic We all have critics. Those people who look only at our faults.  That’s what critics do; they look for the negative.  Critics are usually not in the arena themselves because it consumes too much time.  They play it safe, no fear of failure, no fear of...
Inbox Overload

Inbox Overload

Inbox Overload “Dad, your inbox is completely overloaded.  How do accomplish anything?” my daughter screeched when she borrowed my computer. My daughter is very organized and detail oriented. Usually, this describes me, but I had let my email inbox get out of control....