Why is Leadership So Bad that 75% of Employees Report their Boss is the Worst Part of their Job?
When I work with organization leaders, they generally all tell me they are “trying their best.” They all want to have a positive impact on the organizations they lead and the people they serve. While I buy that, I also know that: 40% of employees rate their boss as “bad” 60% of employees report that […]
What Leadership Thought Leaders Have Gotten Wrong (for Centuries)
If you are not aware, leadership statistics are bleak. 60% of employees report that their direct leader damages their self-esteem 65% of employees would prefer to have a new direct leader compared to more pay 82% of employees can’t trust their leader to tell the truth Are these statistics the result of a lack of […]
Becoming a More Positive influence: Be Intentional
Success rarely comes about by chance. It comes about because someone set a specific destination and made specific intentions about how to get there, and then took those steps. In other words, success comes about through intention, being deliberate with what we do. Effective leadership and being a positive influence comes about the same way. […]
Becoming a More Positive Influence: Heal Thyself and Lead from Heart, not Hurt!
Learn what Brené Brown has to say about: 1. What prevents leaders from being more effective, 2. How it is critical for leaders to become more self-aware in order to become more effective, and 3. What is required of leaders to actually move the needle on their effectiveness.
Becoming a More Positive Influence: Show Appreciation
The difference between recognition and appreciation can mean the difference between being a weak positive influence and a strong positive influence on those you lead.
Becoming a More Positive Influence: Improve the Lenses You Use to See the World
How we see the situations we encounter shape our ability to be a positive influence, someone that others want to follow.
Becoming a More Positive Influence: Be Someone Others Want to Follow
Being an effective leader requires that we become someone others want to follow, developing and improving ourselves such that we become someone that others admire and want to follow, not because of the position we hold, but because of the person we are.
Becoming a More Positive Influence: Are You the Villain?
Why are leaders commonly villains? They have some fears and insecurities that cause them to act in ways that are fully justified to them, but are actually damaging to those they lead.
Becoming a More Positive Influence: Know How to Build Trust
If we can better understand how we evaluate trustworthiness in others, we can do a better job of managing the trust that others have in us.
Becoming a More Positive Influence: Develop a Clear Self-Purpose
Of 110 people surveyed, 8% seemed to have a clear purpose for their life. It is only by having a clear self-purpose that we will be willing to: (1) put off what is best for ourselves for what is best for a higher cause, and (2) do what is right, not what is easy.