Behind the Scenes - Insights in Leadership

A rare glimpse behind the scenes with an influential leader reveals three keys to building influence that may surprise you.

Mental Toughness - 3 Tips from Madam Pele

When it comes to developing mental toughness, these three tips will help you go farther and last longer than perhaps you ever thought possible.

The Oatmeal Habit - How to Form Habits that Stick to your Ribs

When I adopted my oatmeal habit, I had no idea I was unlocking a powerful way to form good habits that last. Here’s what I discovered, and how you can put it to work.

Growth Mindset Title Slide

With the right attitude, we can benefit from failure as much as from success if we approach challenges with a growth mindset; here’s how.

Leadership Preparedness

Leadership preparedness is about anticipating. As I prepare for an upcoming canoe trip, I share four things that can help us all be better prepared to lead our teams on the next big adventure.

Checking Your Work - 7 Simple Questions Smart Leaders Ask

The secret to making good decisions and leading effectively lies in the ability to ask simple questions. here are seven to get you started.

Leadership Sketchbook 7 Keys to Mastering the Art of Leading Well

Taking a cue from master artists, a leadership sketchbook may be just the thing we need to master the art of leadership; here’s how.

Secret of the Centurion

The secret of the centurion as a great leader is not what we’d at first suspect, yet it’s also something very familiar; the question is, could we do the same?

Slow Burn How to Turn Todays Motivation into Tomorrows Success

All too often our motivation flames out long before we reach the goals we aim for; what we need is a slow burn. Here’s how to light a fire that will last.

The Law of Slow Leaks - Why Important Things Fail and What We Can Do About It

The Law of Slow Leaks explains why things we hold to be important sometimes fail us when we need them, and what we can do about it.

Lines for Leaders - The Scars to Prove It

Alexander the Great led by personal example, and had the scars to prove it. In a speech to his men who were threatening to mutiny, he won them over with this line worth remembering.

Finding Direction - 3 Ways to Blaze a Clear Path Through Lifes Forest

Today’s world can be like an immense overgrown forest; finding direction through it can be a challenge. Here are three ways to blaze a trail through it, and make it one worth following.

Get Curious - How to Overcome Adversity With Two Simple Words

There’s no shortage of ways our plans can run off the rails; one sure way to get them back on track can be summed up in two words: Get Curious. Here’s how it works.

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.

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