Finding the Flow - Six Things It Helps to Know

Finding the flow can turn a difficult task into a rewarding experience; here are six ways we can help make that happen on our teams.

Making Time - Can We Make More?

Time – there’s never enough of it, and everyone seems to want more; is making time an option? With a change of perspective, I think so.

Culture Course Correction - 11 Ways to Avoid Going Over the Cliff

When attitudes decline and negativity sets in, it may be time for a culture course correction on our teams; here are 11 ways to do just that.

Going the Distance - 7 Secrets for Success in Love and Leadership

When it comes to love or leadership, going the distance means forming relationships that run deep; while my son and his bride backpack to the northern shores of Iceland, I thought I’d share seven ways to help make sure they, and we, stay headed in the right direction.

Lines for Leaders - I Kept Right On

Something General U.S. Grant learned when he was a Colonel can help us all find the strength to lead our teams in challenging times.

Lines for Leaders - Hire 40 Men (1)

Milton Hershey had his share of failures, but he revealed one of the secrets of his success one day when he turned to his foreman and told him, “Hire 40 men.”

Increasing Engagement - How to Get People to Open Up

When it comes to increasing engagement on our teams, sometimes we can be our own worst enemy, as this short story demonstrates; here’s how we can do better.

The Value of the Vision

A little known act during World War II highlights the value of vision for our teams, and why we should treat it like a precious metal.

The 18th Mile - Its Not the Finish Line Leaders Should Focus On

In leadership as in the marathon, it’s not the finish line we need to focus on, but the 18th mile, if we want to reach our goal; here’s why.

Run of the (Tread) Mill - In Praise of the Mundane

Some of the most important tasks in life may not be spectacular or exciting; to help us keep at them anyway, here are six ways to help us find magic in the mundane.

Leading Winning Teams - 5 Leadership Lessons from Mushers

Leading winning teams is something any good leader aspires to; here are five secrets to achieving that goal from a surprising source.

The Blemishing Effect - Why Selling Perfection Can Be Self-Defeating

To convince others, we may just want to talk about the positives – the reasons why they should. But the “blemishing effect” says we may also want to talk about why they shouldn’t. Here’s why.

Lines for Leaders - 100 Horses

One night during the Civil War, Lincoln received some bad news; how he reacted to it speaks volumes about his approach to leadership, and sets an example we’d all be wise to follow.

Leadership Double-Vision

It takes a kind of leadership double-vision to help your team reach its goals; here’s how seeing this way can help you get things done that matter.

Lines for Leaders - Get That Guy

Dr. Richard Feynman shares a key insight about how some of the smartest people got that way; if we follow his idea of “get that guy” we can do the same, and become better leaders in the process.

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