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Set and Forget Leadership

“Set and forget leadership” is all too common, and it can get us into trouble when it comes to delegating work; here’s how to delegate without getting burned.

Saying No - 9 Ways to do it without making everybody angry

Saying no can be hard, but if we are to accomplish the things we have set out to do, we need to find a way; here are 9 ways to make saying no easier.

Beat the Hamster Wheel

It is possible to beat the hamster wheel that our goal-chasing can seem to put us on. Here are five ways to find the joy on the path to our goals.

Rapid Deliberation - 7 Ways to Hit the Target Under Stress

In times of high stress, reacting in haste is a recipe for disaster; what we need is rapid deliberation. In this post we take our cues from Wyatt Earp, and Army paratroopers, and talk about 7 ways to respond with accuracy when the chips are down.

Jolly Rancher Leadership

Jolly Rancher leadership isn’t about handing out candy, it’s about being where we are most needed and helping our teams when their stuggle is greatest.

Resolve to do Nothing

Before we resolve to do anything next year, here’s why I think it’s a bad idea, along with three ways to actually achieve the things we seek.

The Thing at the Back of the Garage

There’s something hiding in the back of the garage that helps me keep what’s important in the front of my mind; should you have one too?

Overcoming Fear_ Finding Confidence in a Scary World

Overcoming fear begins by recognizing that fear comes from within and that we have power over it; Jodie’s story of struggle and success shows how.

Small Acts of Leadership

Opportunities to influence others are all around us; it’s the small acts of leadership that can have the biggest impact; here are 50 ways to get started.

Leadership Eye Test - A Simple Checkup for Your Team's Health

A leadership “eye” test may be just the thing we need to make sure the long-term health of our team is not in danger; here’s a simple way to get a checkup.

Leaders Go First - The Surprising Impact of Making the First Move

We know that leaders go first, that’s part of the definition of being a leader.  But there’s a surprising impact that going first can have on those who follow that is more powerful than we may have thought.

Visualization Techniques 5 Simple Ways We Can Influence the Future

Can visualization techniques help us see into the future? I think they can. Better, I think they can help us shape that future the way we want it to turn out.  Done well, visualization techniques are a great tool for simulating future experiences before they happen so we can influence the outcomes.  Here’s one way they helped me just last week, and several ways they can help you.

Dealing With Critics

Any time we venture out of our comfort zones, it can feel like we’re sticking out, vulnerable to criticism.  Someone is likely to say something.  Here’s how to deal with the criticism when it comes.

Preparing for Success - 8 Ways to Stack the Odds in your Favor

What does preparing for success look like? In this short video, a small team prepares to break a major barrier of human achievement; here’s what it takes.

Building a Team - What to Look for When Assembling Your Squad

Whether we get to choose who will be on our team, or we have to work with the people we have right now, building a team for the long-haul is not something we can do overnight.  Here’s a new favorite

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