Leading

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Show Appreciation

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Show Appreciation

The difference between recognition and appreciation can mean the difference between being a weak positive influence and a strong positive influence on those you lead.

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Are You the Villain?

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Are You the Villain?

Why are leaders commonly villains? They have some fears and insecurities that cause them to act in ways that are fully justified to them, but are actually damaging to those they lead.

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Know How to Build Trust

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Know How to Build Trust

If we can better understand how we evaluate trustworthiness in others, we can do a better job of managing the trust that others have in us.

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Develop a Clear Self-Purpose

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Develop a Clear Self-Purpose

Of 110 people surveyed, 8% seemed to have a clear purpose for their life. It is only by having a clear self-purpose that we will be willing to: (1) put off what is best for ourselves for what is best for a higher cause, and (2) do what is right, not what is easy.

Why Do Organizations Miss the Mark when Developing Their Leaders?

Why Do Organizations Miss the Mark when Developing Their Leaders?

Thus, if organizations want to more effectively develop their leaders, they need to focus on the three foundational elements of self-leadership: self-awareness, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence.

The 12 Fears that Bring Out the Worst in Our Leadership

The 12 Fears that Bring Out the Worst in Our Leadership

Fear is the root of dysfunctional leadership. I hope by reading this, you have awakened more to that reality; which, in turn will help you: (1) become a more effective leader, and (2) abolish fear from your culture so that your leaders and employees can be at their best.

What is Inclusive Leadership & Why is it Important?

What is Inclusive Leadership & Why is it Important?

This is where inclusive leadership comes in. If we want our employees to be engaged, motivated, and committed, their leaders need to behave inclusively, meaning giving them a voice and valuing them.

Are You Guilty of Justified Blind Spots? What Can You Do About Them

Are You Guilty of Justified Blind Spots? What Can You Do About Them

The reality is that each of us, in our own ways, are engaging in fully justified thinking and actions that are ultimately limiting our experience, effectiveness, and performance.

To Become Mindful, You Must Know Your Mindsets

To Become Mindful, You Must Know Your Mindsets

Whenever I see leadership changes, I can’t help but think that what lied at the root of their inability to be more successful was themselves, and in particular their lack of mindfulness and lack of understanding of the mindsets that drive their non-conscious automatic processes.

Do You Have Any of the Four Desires of Dysfunctional Leaders?

Do You Have Any of the Four Desires of Dysfunctional Leaders?

What is sad is that dysfunctional leaders are of the mindset that they are doing their best. They don’t realize that their largely subconscious desires cause them to be dysfunctional in their decision making and actions.