Leadership - Be Careful - It's a Jungle Out There

Leadership: Be Careful…It’s a Jungle Out There!

“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.” ~ Sarah Dessen   Many years ago, Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company sponsored a show called The Wild Kingdom. It was a show  hosted by Marlin Perkins along with his co-host, Jim Fowler. Each an every Sunday night they took…

Humility versus Humiliation

Leadership Faux Pas #9 – Confusing Humility With Humiliation

“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”  ~ C.S. Lewis   If you look up the definition of humiliation, you will notice words like; embarrassment, shame, indignity, and degradation. If you look up the definition of humility, you will notice words like modesty, humbleness, and a lack of…

Leading Others is a Privilege

Leading Others is a Privilege I am often asked about whether leaders are born or trained. I personally despise the use of the word training when it comes to developing leaders. I think we train animals … we educate leaders. Yes, leaders can be developed.  However, if a leader has the skills but doesn’t understand…

The Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others™: Integrity & Authenticity

The Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others™: Integrity & Authenticity A section from Joe’s new book, The Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others™ coming out later this year. Integrity & Authenticity Years ago when I was married, my wife and I were going through a rough patch and so we separated for a while.…

The Art of Listening vs. The Ignorance of Interrupting

The Art of Listening vs. The Ignorance of Interrupting 72 Interruptions … Yes, count them! Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine interrupted his opponent or the debate moderator 72 times in  a 90 minute period. That’s once every 75 seconds! He wasn’t interested in debating, he had an agenda and he was driving it home. He…