Pose Power: How to Lead Better in Only Two Minutes

power poses

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.

9 Things You are Doing that Really Infuriate the Boss

infuriate the boss

Wondering what it is you did to infuriate the boss? The boss just always seems to be mad at you.  You’re trying to lead your team the best you can, but every time you turn around he’s in your face about something. You might be thinking, “What’s his problem?” But it might be something you are […]

10 Unusual Meetings to Make Your Team More Productive

10 Unusual Meetings

We’ll never be free from the need to have meetings, but that doesn’t mean they have to be long, boring, and unproductive.  Here are ten unusual meeting approaches you can use to get out of a rut, stimulate more creativity, and be more productive.

Book Notes – Sea of Glory: The 7 Habits of the Highly Insecure Leader

Sea of Glory - Nathaniel Philbrick

Lacking confidence in your leadership?  Are you an insecure leader?  Sometimes the things we are tempted to do to compensate for insecurity are the worst options, as Lieutenant Wilkes, United States Navy, found out the hard way in 1838.  Here’s what happened, how you can avoid these seven deadly habits, and build the confidence you […]

Book Notes: The Right Kind of Crazy

The Right Kind of Crazy - Adam Steltzner

“How do you build a close-knit innovative team under high pressure?” Imagine being put in charge of leading a team to do something that man has never been done before.  You have about ten people with widely differing backgrounds and personalities to work with.  You have tight budgetary limitations, a rapidly shrinking timeline and high […]

5 Connections You Need for a Powerful Leadership Network

Leadership Network

It is not unusual for someone to be promoted into a position of leadership based on their job performance.  But often, the skills that got them promoted are not the ones that will help them excel as a leader. You are bridging the gap from doing what you are told, to figuring out what it […]

9 Leadership Mistakes to Avoid

Leadership Mistakes

In a recent online poll, about 1,000 U.S. workers were asked what their biggest complaints were about their leaders.  Today we’ll talk about the top nine of these complaints, how they are connected, and what you can do to avoid being one of the leaders they are complaining about.

Are you Contagious? 3 Ways to Manage your Emotional Message

Are You Contagious - 3 Ways to Control Your Emotional Message

People tend to think of emotion as what is happening on our insides that may be reflected on our exterior:  a frown, a smile, a way of standing or walking.  And what happens inside transfers to the outside in our expressions. But the opposite is also true – what happens on the outside of other […]

20 Email Best Practices for Leaders

Email Best Practices

“Didn’t you get my email?” Ever heard that before?  Usually it’s right about the time everyone is figuring out that someone dropped the ball:  the cake didn’t get ordered, the drivers didn’t show up on time, or the meeting moved up an hour.  Leaders at every level are more and more dependent on email as […]