Why You Might be Turning Your Wolves into Sheep

Are you teaching your people to be sheep or wolves?

Many of us are spending too much time corralling our co-workers instead of pointing them in the direction we want them to go.  Today we’ll take a lesson from nature about positive reinforcement, and give you three tips to help get your pack moving in the right direction.


Grandma’s Law: How to Put the Power of Incentive to Work for You

There’s a simple law you can apply to your goal setting that will definitely help improve the amount of things you’re able to get done.  It’s called Grandma’s Law.  Today we’ll talk about how you can put Grandma’s Law to work for you and your team.


Pose Power: How to Lead Better in Only Two Minutes

Can the way you stand or sit make you a better leader?  Short answer: Yes, I believe it can.  There are two main ways that this happens, and we’ll be talking about how you can put them both to work to enhance your ability to lead.


7 Leadership Paradoxes: It’s Not What You Thought

Too often the new leader steps forward to take charge, but quickly becomes frustrated when people won’t listen to his demands.

What’s wrong? These leaders don’t see the paradoxes of leadership. What they think they need to do to be a good leader is actually making it harder for them to lead.

Today we’ll talk about seven of those leadership paradoxes.  And once you understand what they are, you will be ready to take the right actions to be successful as a leader.

Reaching Your Goals: Thoughts From 14,000 Feet

Leading yourself is part of being able to lead others.  When you show you are capable of reaching your goals, you demonstrate the potential to help others do the same.  In this short video we look at the similarities between mountain climbing and reaching your goals, and motivate you with a few simple steps you can take to mentally prepare to achieve the goals you set for yourself.  Footage for the video was taken on a 14,000 peak in central Colorado  Good luck, and enjoy.


How to use the EDGE Technique to Lead Your Team

Did you know that organizations have a life cycle?  In this video, we’ll talk about what the stages of that life cycle are, and how you can adjust your leadership approach to successfully lead your team in every stage.


Keys to Mental Toughness: How to Manage Personal Expectations

What’s the secret to mental toughness?  How do you prevent the situation from controlling you?  Here’s one story from my early days to help you sort all that out….


Managing the Boss: How to Deliver Bad News

No one likes to deliver bad news to the boss.  But how you present a problem to them will have a lot to do with how they react to it.  It’s more than just “managing the boss” – it’s seeing things from their perspective. Here is a way you can break the news, help to solve the problem and strengthen your informal leadership in the process.


Joining the Team: What the New Guy Won’t Tell You

We’ve all been there, but it’s funny how quickly we can forget the “New Guy” experience.  Yet how you bring a new person onto the team will have a lot to do with how long they stay, and how productive they’ll be.  Here are four things that the new guy won’t tell you, and what you can do about it so the new person quickly becomes a productive, long term member of your team.


How an Orange Soda Changed my World View

You never know how your actions will affect someone.  Here’s something that happened to me over 33 years ago that I still remember.  A simple act of kindness from a stranger changed my view of the world.