Becoming a trusted leader

Building Trust

Trust: Becoming a Trusted Leader “We can build our leadership upon fear, obligation, or trust. However, only a foundation of trust results in the collaboration and goodwill necessary to achieve our peak performance.” These words, from…
Add Play to Take the Routine Out of Exercise

Take the Routine Out of Exercise

Exercise Gabriel Randa was Mr. Target Heart Rate. Every day after work, he dutifully trucked to his health club to climb the stair exercise machine, jog on the treadmill and pedal up “huge inclines” on the stationary bike. Trouble was,…
Effective Listening for Leaders
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Effective Listening for Leaders

With organizations, leaders and individuals so fervently focused on the bottom line, it’s easy to ignore “softer” goals, such as listening well. All that touchy-feeling stuff is a waste of my time, you might say or think. On the contrary!…
Idle Time

The Importance of Idle Time in a Fast-Forward World

Claiming the Empty Spaces The Importance of Idle Time in a Fast-Forward World “What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.” —W. H. Davies You’re just about to leave for your dentist appointment…
Positive Thinking

Full Speed Ahead with Positive Thinking

Full Speed Ahead with “Yes, and” Thinking Nothing zaps a great idea faster than “Yes, but….” You might as well say “No.” It’s not just about semantics. In fact, “Yes, but” may be the No. 1 phrase for killing personal hope,…
Are you too busy?

Self-Quiz: Are You “Too Busy”?

Time is the great equalizer. Everybody gets the same amount: 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour. We can’t save time or accumulate or rearrange it. We can’t turn it off or on. It can’t be replaced. But these days, it seems as if…
Core Competencies

Top 10 Powerful Questions to Ask

The poet e.e. cummings wrote: “Always the beautiful answer, who asks a more beautiful question.” Indeed, solid strategic plans, strong work relationships, high morale and improved performance are all byproducts of good questions. This potent…

10 Best Email Habits

Utilize these efficient tactics to increase your productivity. Improving your email habits can drastically increase your productivity. Like any new approach, these take focus and practice. But after awhile, they will become habits that support…