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Bold teammates, direct leaders, honest leaders

When I speak to teams and organizations, I like to show a picture of a woman with her hand over her mouth with a shocked look, and I say something to the effect, “She just discovered that she has been walking around all day with a big piece of lettuce between her teeth. How many […] Read More

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I have never really liked the term performance management. It sounds so cookie cutter and boxy.  And the term makes it feel like there is more of a focus on management rather than leadership. The label performance management instills anxiety in employees and leaders alike. It creates strong feelings and opinions and in general just […] Read More

Goats and Teammates Have Something in Common, Happy Team

A new study by scientists at Queen Mary University in London has found that goats recognize different human facial expressions and discovered that they prefer happier facial expressions more than scowling. 20 goats were shown the same human face by scientist. One picture showed someone who was happy and another picture of someone angry. The […] Read More

Would You Like This Guy On Your Team? Would You Trust Him On Your Team? post image

Unless you follow professional tennis, you may have never heard of Jack Sock. But after a match on January 5, 2016, you might have. More than just tennis fans came to know the American tennis player after an incredible show of sportsmanship in a match against Australian champion Lleyton Hewitt. Sock was ahead the second […] Read More

be humble, humble leadership, arrogant leaders, humble leaders

There is something to learn from everything and everybody and those leaders who learn the most are those who are humble enough to learn from what others believe there is little to learn from. Unfortunately, many of us never learn everything we can learn because we overestimate what we believe we already know. You might have […] Read More