Leadership Development

Speaking of Leadership – 5 Phrases that Connect

One late afternoon, a young woman on my team stopped by the office and asked if she could talk. As she sat down across from my desk I immediately sensed that she was hurting. Her eyes were red and wet with ready tears as she held her notebook in a death grip, hands trembling. I Continue reading Speaking of Leadership – 5 Phrases that Connect

Go Make Some Waves

If I were to search the world’s vast collection of leadership content, I’m not sure I could find a more fitting summary of what it means to lead where you are.  If you’ve never read this speech in its entirety, I encourage you to do so here. While it was delivered some 51 years ago, Continue reading Go Make Some Waves

Beyond Frustrated

Leadership is often born out of frustration. The result of a deep dissatisfaction with how things are and a burning desire to instigate change.  So that’s a good thing, right? Yet the very act of stepping up to deal with the source of your frustration brings you into contact with new obstacles. While some forms Continue reading Beyond Frustrated

The One Skill That Will Cure All Your Communication Problems

The key to solving all your communication challenges is to hire for psychic ability. I know, you’re probably asking yourself why you never thought of this before. To help you get started, here’s a quick test from the Universal Psychic Guild that you can include in your talent acquisition process. (I was below 20% so I Continue reading The One Skill That Will Cure All Your Communication Problems

Why You Should Be Asking For Trouble

At the start of my supervisory career, I was taught that you NEVER surprise the boss with a problem. Check. No surprises. Got it. Huh? Over time I became quite puzzled by that expectation because a lot of the day to day problems I encountered weren’t part of my plans. They were, in fact, surprises. Continue reading Why You Should Be Asking For Trouble