Leading with Trust

4 Ways Servant Leaders Use Power

Power. The word itself evokes a reaction. What thoughts or feelings do you have when you think of power? Perhaps you picture an organizational chart where the boxes at the top are imbued with more power than those below…. Read More

New Year Resolutions Don’t Work – Do This 1 Thing Instead

Don’t do it! Just. Don’t. Do. It. New year resolutions don’t work, so don’t even bother setting one. Surveys show that just a few days into the new year, 22% of people have already broken their resolution, 11% have… Read More

4 Ways to Overcome the Danger of False Humility

Perception is reality. All metaphysical or existential debate aside, the way people perceive you at work greatly influences the reality you’ll experience. Call it your brand, reputation, or image, the perception people have of you is the net… Read More

Show and Tell – A Game Leaders Need to Play

Did you ever play the game Show and Tell when you were in elementary school? It wasn’t really a game in the traditional sense, but more like story-time or a group activity to help the whole class learn… Read More

The 4 Behaviors Guaranteed to Destroy Relationships

Dr. John Gottman is world-renowned for his work on marital stability and is one of the top thought leaders in the field of marital therapy and psychology. Much of his research and writing focuses on the behavioral patterns… Read More

3 Reasons Why Leaders Should Pause and Take Notice

I have to admit, it’s easy for me not to notice. I get focused on my own goals and priorities and everything else around me seems to fade from view. That focused attention is a good thing when… Read More

3 Reasons to Apologize Even if You’ve Done Nothing Wrong

“I’m not going to apologize because I didn’t do anything wrong!” I remember my kids uttering that phrase a number of times when they were young, and I’ve also heard it from adults in the workplace more times… Read More

5 Ways Leaders Try to Lead Right in The Wrong Way

Few leaders wake up in the morning and say to themselves, “I wonder how I can screw up today?” Most leaders have good intentions and earnestly try to lead in the right ways, but sometimes the actions they… Read More

The 1 Thing That Provides “Overdraft” Protection for Your Relationship Bank Accounts

Insufficient Funds—Maybe you’ve had that awkward experience when you’ve reviewed your bank account statement and discovered you made a purchase but didn’t actually have enough money in your account to cover it. Most likely you had overdraft protection… Read More

Where Did the “Us” in Trust Go?

Where’s the good in goodbye, Where’s the nice in nice try, Where’s the us in trust gone, Where’s the soul in soldier on, Now I’m the low in lonely, Cos I don’t own you only, I can take… Read More

3 Levels of Trust You Experience in Relationships

I regularly work with individuals and teams to help them build trust in the workplace. Many people think trust just sort of “happens” in relationships, but there are actually four elements of trust you can proactively cultivate to… Read More

How Does Your Presence Affect Team Members? 3 Questions to Ask

Tension. Dread. Nervousness. Anxiety. Early in my working career, those are feelings I experienced when I would meet with my manager. The feelings stemmed from a variety of factors. I didn’t think the manager had my best interests… Read More

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