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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 person...

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....

Make Learning Part of Your DNA

Make Learning Part of Your DNA

If you want to be the best version of yourself, don’t stop learning. If you do not continue to learn, the world will pass you by.  One of the top ten traits of a highly effective leader is to be a lifelong learner.  John F. Kennedy wrote, “Leadership and learning are...

Distractions: Stop Being Robbed

Distractions: Stop Being Robbed

Distractions are robbing you of valuable time and productivity. Focus has never been more important—yet harder to attain. Consider all the ways distractions are attacking you at home, school or work. Recognize these dangers and learn to control your attention. Do...

Always Late?

Always Late?

Did you know that 20% of Americans are chronically late? My motto is five minutes early is on time, on time is late and late is unacceptable.  Have you ever been in a meeting that does not begin on time because of that one person who is always late? This problem is...

Leading Well

Leading Well

The greatest leadership strategy in the world is leading yourself well.   Read the following behaviors to Lead Well:     1. People who lead well are transformational. They walk their talk.   2. People who lead well cast vision and focus on the big...