Leading with Trust

10 Signs You’re 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 yesterday being Halloween, I thought I would republish one… Read More

Moving From Peer to Boss – 5 Steps to Success

Congratulations! You’ve just received the news that you’re getting a promotion to supervisor! You’re excited, thrilled, eager to get going…and scared out of your mind! You don’t have a clue about where to start and you’re nervous about… Read More

8 Ways to Tell if You’re a Good Boss or a Bad Boss

Are you a good boss or a bad boss? That question reminds me of the scene from the Wizard of Oz when Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, first encounters Dorothy in Munchkinland. Glinda asks Dorothy “Are… Read More

3 Secrets to Leadership Success from the #NewOneMinuteManager

With over 13 million copies sold in 37 languages, The One Minute Manager is one of the bestselling business books of all-time and it continues to inspire leaders around the world with its practical wisdom on managing people. But… Read More

Do You Manage Conflict or Does It Manage You? 5 Strategies for Success

Conflict gets a bad rap. Most people tend to view conflict as a bad thing, automatically assuming it has to be an adversarial win or lose situation. The reality is that conflict is inevitable in relationships and it… Read More

Stop Measuring Employee Performance and Start Evaluating This 1 Thing Instead

Your performance reviews are doing very little to impact the results of your organization. Although they are an annual ritual in most organizations, the traditional performance evaluation of whether an employee “meets” or “exceeds expectations” or “needs improvement”… Read More

2014’s Top 10 Posts: Why You Don’t Trust People, When to Fire Someone, and More

It’s hard to believe we’re about to tie a bow on 2014 and unwrap the present that will be 2015. This past year has seen a 29% growth in viewership for the Leading with Trust blog! I’m grateful… Read More

8 Ways to Move Your Employees from PowerLESS to PowerFULL

Would your employees say their relationship with you makes them feel more powerful or powerless? Leadership – real, authentic, people-focused leadership – involves helping others discover their sources of power, not suppressing it. So how can I…how can WE… Read More

Be a Fair Leader by Treating Your Employees Like Chess Pieces, Not Checkers

When I was a young kid I used to love playing checkers with my younger sister. Part of the joy came from always beating her, which isn’t much of an accomplishment given she was four years younger than… Read More

3 Requirements for Any Successful Virtual Team

If you don’t work as part of a virtual team on a regular or occasional basis, chances are you have colleagues or friends who do. Fifteen years ago it was a different story. I remember asking my boss… Read More