The Art of Leading Coaching & Influencing Others: Privilege & Calling vs. Entitlement

The Art of Leading Coaching & Influencing Others: Privilege & Calling vs. Entitlement CLICK THE VIDEO ABOVE & LEARN WHY LEADERSHIP  ISN’T A REWARD FOR PERFORMANCE … IT IS A CALLING! When you look at how most companies select leaders, it is a rather simple process. We take a great performer (because they achieved great…

The Art of Leading Coaching & Influencing Others: Accountability, Ownership, & Impact?

The Art of Leading Coaching & Influencing Others: Accountability, Ownership, & Impact? The world is changing and so is the role of a leader. It is becoming increasingly important for leaders to understand where accountability, ownership, and impact lie. The question is whether it falls on the employee or it falls on the leader. A lot…

The Art of Leading Coaching & Influencing Others: It’s Not About You!

The Art of Leading Coaching & Influencing Others: It’s Not About You! As a leader, coach, or influencer … when you make yourself the center of attention or the focus … you will fail more times than you win. Leading – When a leader chooses to be self-centered versus being other-centered, their people sense it…

Leadership Projection: Is It Just a Mere Image?

Leadership Projection: Is It Just a Mere Image? Projection is a defense mechanism where we take a part of us that we don’t like (i.e.  our arrogant-self, selfish-self, or our untrusting-self, etc.) and project it onto someone else. For example if we look at someone and say ” What an arrogant ass” while there may…

Productivity & The Law of Unintentional Consequences

Productivity & The Law of Unintentional Consequences A short time ago I was working with a team of senior leaders. We were discussing the overall purpose of the organization and the bottom-line goal that was driving the organization forward. In most companies these are things like profit margin, revenue, sales targets, production goal, etc.. This…

Emotions, Decisions, and Business

Emotions, Decisions, and Business There is plenty of research on the role that emotions play in the decision-making process. Some folks believe that people make decisions based on rational analysis. And yet, research shows that emotions play a much bigger role because our emotions determine our preferences and we make choices based on what we prefer.…

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…

Influencing Others: Outside-In or Inside-Out

Influencing Others: Outside-In or Inside-Out Your greatest ability to influence others comes from the fact that influencing others is not an outside-in job … it is an inside-out job! Before I explain why … answer the following questions and be brutally honest with yourself: In a conversation with another person, do you spend the majority…