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Trust and Leaders

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

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

Powerful Story for Teams: Jumping to Conclusions Can Lead To Big Regrets post image

Teams Beware of Jumping to Conclusions—Teamwork Story There is an old Welsh fable told of a dog that belonged to Llywelyn the Great, a Prince of Gwynedd in the 13th century. Prince Llywelyn’s wife had passed away, and his faithful dog was charged with watching the cradle of the Prince’s baby while the Prince was […] Read More

Building Trust as Leaders – Inspiring Leadership Story

Building trust as a leader is foundational to your leadership. You can have a super solid strategic plan, a clear vision and strong communication skills, but if your team doesn’t trust you, no matter how hard you try, you won’t get the types of results that trusting leaders get. Trusting leaders get higher productivity, team […] Read More