Your Lead Positive Hero’s Journey (Part 1 of 2)
(Editor’s Note: For part 2 of this blog post, please go here) A story well told transports the listener to a different time, place and plane. It captivates emotions and provides an exciting trajectory of experiences full of hope, struggle, uncertainty and surprise! Stories show us how to live life. Stories help us lead. Leadership stories...Read
Your Greatest Weapon Against Stress
One of the main culprits wreaking havoc on our wellbeing and productivity is stress. Stress paralyzes by shifting us in to deficit-based thinking mode and holding us back from seeing and acting on the opportunities in front of us. For millennia, negative information has weighed more heavily on the brain to ensure survival. In neuroscience,...Read
Why Does Your Vision Matter?
Forbes.com recently published a list by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) of the 25 companies where top millennials most want to work. According to the list, healthcare companies and US government agencies are the most sought after. “These millennials have a passion for helping other people,” said NSHSS CEO James Lewis. In...Read
The Key to Employee Engagement? Appreciating Effort
Research shows that what employees want the most is: to be seen, to be heard, to be recognized, and to make a contribution. It’s not hard to see how fulfilling the first three items can lead to employees doing more of the fourth. If you want to help someone learn something—particularly anything that is complex...Read
Leaders With Soul: Arianna Huffington In Her New Book Thrive
I recently read Arianna Huffington’s new bestseller, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, which I highly recommend for its focus on how to inject your life with positive, energizing moments. What struck me most about the book, however, was the way it shifted my perception...Read
Give Yourself An A!
I’ve already written about how to give constructive feedback that motivates others, but did you know that the first step to fine-tuning your coaching skills is turning your attention inward? In the face of challenging goals, it is tempting to worry about how much more needs to be done. Let’s face it: More always needs...Read
We Do What We Are
You have probably heard that famous quote from Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do.” Well, I am going to take that thought and reverse it: “We do what we repeatedly are.” It is difficult, nearly impossible, to see yourself as you are. As a leader, you must be rigorously introspective, and at the same...Read
High Impact Communication Part 2 of 3: Saying it with Sizzle
This is the second of three posts on high-impact communication. Click here for posts one and three! The Sizzle Makes It Stick While the substance of what you say is your credibility card, it is the sizzle of your words that makes them stick. Saying it with sizzle is about using your words and your voice to...Read