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What Leaders Can Learn from a Good Game of Ping Pong. Good conversationalists have great influence. In this post, I share five strategies I have learned for having better conversations.
It All Comes Down to the Right Kind of Connection. Recently, I was talking to the leader of a nonprofit organization who was complaining that volunteerism was at an all time low. “Even when people volunteer, most of them don’t show up or follow through,” he said. “They just don’t seem to be engaged.” This is a common problem in the for-profit world as well. […]
In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the importance of character and the forces that shape it. Charisma may be useful in attracting a following, but it is largely useless when it comes to achieving a long-term, positive impact on the people and organizations we lead. For this, we need character. Effective leadership is […]
Use this Proven 5-Step Process and Get Back on Track. Setbacks are inevitable. They make us stronger and develop our character. But only if we maintain our perspective and use them to grow. Here's how.
The Most Powerful Tool I’ve Found for Personal Development. Leading others starts with leading ourselves. That means leaders must be be committed to personal development if we’re going to have long-term success. But some paths to personal development are more direct than others. Show More Summary
Defeating Limiting Beliefs in the 3 Major Areas of Life. In this episode, Stu McLaren (who filled in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt) and I discussed how to defeat the beliefs that are holding you back. Most of the things that hold us back are not external. They’re inside our heads and hearts, the limiting beliefs that keep us from making meaningful progress toward […]
How to Use Setbacks as Fuel for Future Success. Failure can be a powerful teacher—if you process it carefully and wring all the juice out of it. Here are five steps for turning failure to your advantage.
5 Steps to Boosting Your Influence and Authority. During a recent Launch Conference, my friend Ken Davis joked from the stage, “All you have to do to become an expert is read five books on the same subject.” Everyone laughed. But in our get-smart-quick culture, it sometimes seems that way, doesn’t it? Click here for more. Show More Summary
4 Heart-Defending Disciplines. In this episode, Stu McLaren (who filled in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt) and I discussed the most important asset for leaders and how to safeguard it. It affects our perspective and purpose. It impacts how we interact with our teams, potential clients, and customers. What is this critical leadership asset? It’s our heart. […]
4 Steps to Win with Customers, Employees, Even Your Spouse. Trust is to an organization what oil is to a car engine. It keeps the moving parts from seizing and stopping forward motion. But trust is not something you can take for granted. It takes months—sometimes years—to build. Unfortunately, you can lose it overnight.
And Why the Future Will Be Far Better Than We’re Told. Along with more than 70 million of my fellow Americans, I watched the presidential debate Monday night. It’s hard to expect more from the context, but it was very negative. It’s one of the reasons I almost never watch television news. You can make a good argument for viewing the debates. This is a historic […]
(And How to Attract Better Ones). Welcome to Season 8, Episode 13 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss what to do with difficult clients. If you’ve ever been in a service-oriented business, you have likely dealt with the “high maintenance client.” This is the person who has unreasonable expectations and is often […]
3 Reasons We Should Jump Outside Our Comfort Zones. Most of us embrace comfort and resist anything that may lead to discomfort. But discomfort is our friend, because it leads to growth.
3 Personality Tests We Use to Boost Our Collaboration. I’m an assessment geek. I’m always looking to improve my own performance as well as my team’s. And I find measurement essential for upping our game. I first started using personality tests over a decade ago when I became the publisher of Nelson Books. It was a way for me to peek under the hood […]
5 Hidden Attributes That Command Respect. If you want to be a great leader, you must first become a great follower. Great followers share at least five characteristics.
(And Why Being Offended Is a Choice). Welcome to Season 8, Episode 8 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to lead in the face of criticism. Criticism is inevitable, especially as your success and business grow. In today’s episode, we give you four foundational truths to remember so you can remain grounded […]
5 Survival Secrets for Tough Times. Welcome to Season 8, Episode 4 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how you can become a storm-proof leader. Change and conflict aren’t new. Tough times WILL come—it’s a guarantee. For that reason, you and I need to learn how we’re going to respond before the storm […]
5 Questions That Make It Easy. Welcome to Season 8, Episode 7 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to wow your customers. Today’s marketplace is more noisy and competitive than it’s ever been. If you want to capture—and keep—your audience’s attention, wow needs to be a part of your business plan. In […]
3 Practices for Staying Fully Engaged in the Present. If you’re a successful leader, you have high standards. That’s part of what makes you successful. You constantly strive to improve, to achieve. You’re future oriented—most leaders I know are. Show More Summary
How to Pivot with Dignity and Respect. Face it. You will eventually quit your job. It may be this year. It may be next. It may be ten years from now. But it’s inevitable. It’s only a matter of time. The only real question is how to do it in a way that doesn’t burn your bridges.