Tornados, Turnovers and To-Do Lists

An F4 tornado ripped through my community last month. As someone who is called to develop leaders, I cannot ignore the leadership lesson emerging from my processing of the entire event. In today’s episode, I’m sharing two specific potential “disasters” many...

Instead of Encouraging Words, Try This

Are your words not having the effect you wish they’d have at work? I have a tip to share with you to help you change the results you’re getting from your communication efforts. In today’s episode, I’m sharing two stories with you. One story is about the frustration of...

Questions Leaders Should Be Asking Employees

Wondering what it’s going to take to keep your best employees? It’s a valid concern in a world where researchers are shouting that soon there will be a big shift of people out of their current positions and organizations. So, as a leader, what can you do about it? Can...

Mental Health Doesn’t Matter If…

; Mental health doesn’t matter at work if you don’t care about performance, employee retention, and the culture of your organization. If you do care about the performance from your team and retaining your best employees, then it’s time (maybe way past time) to address...

Roll Up, Roll Out — Fill Your Cup & Maximize Your Impact

Leadership is not position. Leadership is the ability to serve someone’s need and the choice to take action. In today’s episode, you’ll hear a story about how one teacher stepped up as a leader and is now making an impact well beyond just my life in third grade. If...

Dating At Work — Cool or No?

A summer crush at band camp might have been cool when I was a teenager, but is dating at work a whole different story? The latest research is showing that fewer couples meet at work compared to decades past…there are lots of reasons for that. In today’s episode, I’m...

Wow Them With Your Weakness

Many leaders still believe in the never let them see you sweat mentality. And there are situations where I’d agree. But, at other times, I don’t agree. It could be a leader’s vulnerability that starts the shift toward progress in an organization. In today’s episode,...

Should Leaders Talk About Employees?

Leaders should talk with employees, not to employees, or at employees. But should leaders talk about employees? The answer is:  It depends. In today’s episode, we’re discussing the ways leaders should talk about employees so employees feel they can trust and respect...

Difficult Employee? Try this

Have a difficult employee driving a wedge between you, other employees, and even customers? Let me help you. In today’s episode, we’re discussing practical leadership actions to help you lead your people to become a more productive part of the team....

3 Tips to Build Your Confidence 

Does confidence only come naturally to those lucky enough to “be born with it”? I don’t think so. That’s not my story!   You can build your confidence.   To do that, you have to take correct, calculated, and consistent action.    In today’s episode, we’re discussing...