We’re in the midst of two pandemics, both invisible at the root, and both causing extreme outcomes once realized. The first pandemic is COVID-19. The second pandemic is anger. Whether it’s road rage, attacks on social media, cyberbullying or terrorism, anger is escalating and spreading as only a virus can. Can we stop this second pandemic? We […]
The disruption of the COVID-19 virus is creating uncertainty, fear and chaos. Dominoes are falling all around us. What affects one affects all. The world seems to be coming to a screeching halt and life as we knew it is no more. Everyone is affected and no one is immune. No one has THE answer to make it all better, but there are ways to become more resilient and suffer less. Here are a few practical ideas to help you cope in times of uncertainty.
What is possible for you when you DECIDE to start living and working from your power?
We all have an inner voice that we listen to and draw conclusions from. That voice drives your decision-making, and your decision-making determines your outer results.
Coaching employees to improve performance can be tricky. Even though your intentions are good, your employees may resist or get defensive.
We all resist. We resist initiating difficult conversations. We resist unwanted change. We resist making tough calls…. We resist looking at reality when we don’t like reality. But the worst kind of resistance is when you resist THEIR resistance.
As a leader, you need to do the right thing. You need to guide others to do what’s right. You also need right thinking. The paradox is that you risk getting caught in the “need to be right” trap. Knowing you are right and needing to prove you are right is a distinction between wisdom and ego.
Constant disruption turns your open-door into a revolving door, compromises your focus and reduces your leadership effectiveness. Leading others is easy if you know how to coach to empowerment.
It’s no secret that the 2016 presidential campaign left battle scars between friends, family, and co-workers, in what has been referred to as an unprecedented, campaign, unprecedented battle, and unprecedented victory. Before talking about how glorious the next four years will be, or before declaring lost hope, shift focus to yourself: What if you being your best is the best way to change the world? What if your goodwill could bring alignment to our country? We stand at the crossroads of an unprecedented opportunity: What if your own leadership development is the best way to change the world?
When you find your choice you find your power. Be careful of the tendency to say, “I have no choice but to…” The absence of choice equals powerlessness.