A few weeks ago I asked for your help. I posted a blog asking for input on what it takes to be a great listener. Thank you to everyone who responded! Your feedback was incredible. amy_lynn222 Someone who is not always preparing a response in their head 🙂 amywells36 You know your a great listener … Continue reading Reader Responses: Tips on Being a Great Listener
A few months ago, I spent a few days on the Big Horn River in southern Montana. I went with a bunch of friends to have fun, bond and learn about fly fishing. Although the river was packed with fish and I could literally see hundreds of trout swimming through the lucent waters, on the first day I didn't … Continue reading Lessons from Fly Fishing: 3 Steps To Recognizing Opportunities for Success
Did you know we can cultivate greatness in our lives? In fact, if we want to find fulfillment in life we have to deliberately discipline ourselves to this end. It is a part of human nature to desire to have impact. We were all put on this earth to make a difference. In the the very first … Continue reading 3 Disciplines That Cultivate Greatness
Greatness is in you! If you balk at that statement, you might have fallen prey to a cultural brainwashing that has subtly overtaken us. Our world seems to have a fascination with people who have uncommon skills, abilities and talents. We practically worship people who achieve elite status in the narrowest of niches. Athletes with uncommon … Continue reading Greatness is in You!
Have you ever had any of the following situations: A friend offends you An employee disrespects you A boss is unreasonably critical of you A neighbor does something to irritate you A co-worker continually disrupts you A family member hurts you If you are like me... and all the other humans on the planet, you probably said yes … Continue reading 10 Tips for Effective Crucial Conversations
Anyone who has been in leadership for any length of time has read or heard about John Maxwell's book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. The very first "law" on effective leadership is what Maxwell calls "The Law of the Lid". In short, he argues that your leadership ability is a lid that determines the level of effectiveness … Continue reading A Leadership Quality Framework: 3 Ways to Lift Your Leadership Lid
We all get stuck from time to time. In fact, if we never get stuck, we aren't working on a anything significant enough. This week I got stuck again facing a problem at work that needed to be fixed. Several teams I lead were not responding to a particular request. My automatic response was to repeat … Continue reading Putting the Insanity Equation in the Rear View Mirror
Apollo Robbins is a professional pick pocket, magician and expert in the art of misdirection. In a recent TED Talk, while mystifying the crowd, stealing wallets and removing watches, he explained step by step how he is able to distract virtually anyone and relieve them of their personal possessions (all of which he obviously returned at … Continue reading 4 Ways to Cultivate Awareness