Jun 29, 2021
Last week, I lead a training session for new and aspiring leaders, and some of our discussion reminded me of an issue that many leaders – especially front-line leaders – confront on a regular basis. Front-line leaders frequently deal with changes, policies, and procedures that they did not create. These...
Jun 22, 2021
It’s both easy and tempting to focus on the differences we have with others in terms of focus and approach. It’s better to focus on the similarities if we want to work together to solve a problem.
Jun 15, 2021
I have spoken with many leaders who get frustrated with the “unmotivated” person on their team. In this episode, I’m challenging the idea that anyone is unmotivated, and offering some thoughts on how to both find a person’s motivation and steer that motivation towards doing the important work of...
Jun 8, 2021
In talking with a friend of mine recently (Dr. Ashley Perkins-Shogren), I learned a phrase to better describe a communication pattern that I’ve been trying to describe for years. She is a mental health advocate, and you can see her TEDx talk on YouTube. In this episode, I’m exploring the idea of person...
Jun 1, 2021
This week's episode was inspired by something I heard Jason Hayes (Team leader on the TV show Seal Team) say. The concept focuses on separating business problems from relationship problems and how to focus our efforts so we can solve both.