Get the Feedback You Need to Grow

Do you want feedback? Probably not. You likely don’t want to hear your boss tell you what you already know you should be doing. Do you need feedback to grow and improve? Yes. Without honest and constructive feedback, you will not reach your potential, nor …

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Show up and be noticed!

In a recent vlog I discussed the important idea of “showing up” at an event, gathering or meeting and being present and fully engaged beyond using the event as a photo-opp. I’ve received positive feedback on the vlog so I’m adding a few more suggestions …

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Test the Relationship with Your Boss

You may have a great relationship with your boss that even extends beyond the workplace. This can make going to work a joy and very positive experience. It is wise however, to never take your relationship for granted regardless of how well you get along. …

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Stop Talking So You Can Hear

          We often try to persuade or convince others through an argument or debate. Unfortunately, arguing generally does not change someone’s mind, if anything, it makes the other party angry and causes them to dig in even further. What you hear …

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Poor Leaders Have No Followers

Technically, a “poor” leader is actually not a “leader”. By definition, a leader must have willing followers. As John Maxwell states, “if you think you’re leading and no one is following, you’re only taking a walk”. The term leader is used, and abused, in many …

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Do You Stand for Something or Fall for Anything?

“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything” – I’ve heard this phrase countless times over the years. Yet, each time I hear it, I pause and think of what I stand for in terms of my values, the principles I live by, …

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Leading on Purpose versus by Accident

When something must get done, typically, someone with a vision and a plan steps up and takes charge – on purpose, or someone reluctantly volunteers or is told they are responsible and does what they think is right and hopes for the best. The first …

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People Will Follow if You Lead

People yearn to follow. We have an intrinsic desire to be part of something that is meaningful and will have a positive impact. Have you ever been in a situation where something needs to get done, or a decision must be made and there is …

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Communicate with Respect, Not Profanity

I understand that using profanity can make a person appear to be more real and relatable to those that speak that way. The problem is it can also alienate and put others off and make the person come across as a bully or tyrant. Effective …

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Growth Through Accountability

One of the main reasons people don’t grow, improve or achieve their goals is they’re not accountable. It is actually quite simple, too simple for some, to the point that they don’t even bother trying. They believe things must be more complicated and challenging to …

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