Category Archives: Morale

“Get Lost in the Game” – 6 Ways to Perform Your Best

“I told him to get lost in the game.” That was Kentucky coach John Calipari’s advice to one of his star players, Julius Randle, during half-time of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game this past Monday night. Coming into the … Continue reading

Posted in Ability, Engagement, Goal Setting, Learning, Morale, Motivation, Purpose, Responsibility, Sports, Success | 1 Comment

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

Five Ways Leaders Help Others Belong, Not Just Fit In

There’s a big difference between fitting in and belonging. In fact, fitting in can be one of the biggest barriers to belonging, says researcher and author Brené Brown. Fitting in is about assessing a situation and adapting who you are … Continue reading

Posted in Connectedness, Culture, Engagement, Leadership, Morale, Vulnerability | 26 Comments

Ten Signs You Might Be A Frankenboss

Frankenboss – noun; 1. A mean boss that terrorizes his or her employees; 2. A boss whose behavior closely resembles that of a half-brained monster; 3. A jerk. With Halloween just three days away, I told my wife that I … Continue reading

Posted in Body Language, Communication, Conflict, Control, Ego, Emotions, Feedback, Leadership, Morale, Motivation, Professionalism, Relationships, Servant Leadership, Toxic Leadership, Trust | 22 Comments

Three Priorities for Leaders Now That Summer is Over

Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer in the United States. Family vacations, picnics, and days at the beach give way to kids returning to school, cheering on your favorite football teams, and settling into the rhythms of the … Continue reading

Posted in Goal Setting, Leadership, Morale, Teamwork | 5 Comments