Category Archives: Emotions

8 Essentials of an Effective Apology

I’m pretty good at apologizing and I think it’s primarily because of two reasons: I’ve been married for over 25 years. I mess up a lot. That means I get a lot of practice apologizing. I’ve logged way more than 10,000 … Continue reading

Posted in Apology, Emotions, Honesty, Leadership, Listening, Repairing Trust, Trust, Trust Boosters | 23 Comments

4 Reasons I Use The “F” Word At Work

In most workplaces the “F” word is taboo. There are some words you just don’t say out loud and the “F” word tops the list. Leaders, in particular, are afraid to even think about the “F” word, much less say … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Connectedness, Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Trust | 20 Comments

Nine Warning Signs An Employee Needs To Be Let Go

“I’m sorry, we need to let you go.” Oomph! Those words feel like a punch to the gut of the employee on the receiving end, and for the leader delivering the bad news, those words create anxiety and many sleepless … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Defining Moments, Emotions, Leadership, Management, Morale, Performance Management, Personality, Relationships | 11 Comments

Six Ways You’re a Workplace Bully Without Even Realizing It

Bullying has been on primetime display this week as basketball coach Mike Rice was fired from his head coaching job at Rutgers after a leaked practice video showed him pushing, grabbing, throwing balls at players, and cursing them with gay … Continue reading

Posted in Bullying, Ego, Emotions, Fear, Integrity, Leadership, Management, Power, Relationships, Self-Control, Sports, Toxic Leadership, Trust Busters | 17 Comments

You Matter – The Truth About Your Purpose and Value

You matter. I wish I had said that to my friend John when I saw him last. It was a chance encounter at a neighborhood gas station. We chatted about random, everyday stuff and then we drove away, sure to see each … Continue reading

Posted in Emotions, Purpose, Suicide Prevention, TED Talks | 23 Comments