Focus on Catching Them Doing Something Well! 

When it comes to developing skills, immediate praise works better than threat of future punishment.Make it a daily habit to notice progress.Praise behaviors you want your team to repeat. Bad behaviors capture your attention. Search for something to praise.When you point out something that isn’t working, turn toward the future.Focus on behaviors…...

10 Ways to Start Your Day Like a Leader

Peak performance is built on rest. Exhaustion breeds discouragement and fear.I hope you woke up this morning refreshed. Source - Read More at: leadershipfreak.blogThese are 10 EXCELLENT suggestions for preparing to succeed, which are equally applicable to executives as they are to our children going off to school. This list  of 10 is one…...

Dealing with Destructive Leadership

Wise leaders give and receive correction.Incompetent leaders tear down and poison relationships.Source - Read More at: leadershipfreak.blogCan you remember the last time you offered someone a sincere apology? If not, assuming you are indeed a human being and none of us are perfect, you may want to take some time today to…...

Confessions of a Fired CSO

Management consultants wear many hats – advisor, change agent, devil’s advocate. Sometimes we find ourselves in the role of therapist. I sat down for coffee this last week with Tom, a recently fired CSO. Over the course of the hour, Tom shared many confessions about his recent failure. Time and…...

Everyone Hates Setting Goals. Here’s How Google Makes It Easier for Its Employees

It's that time of year--leaders everywhere are charging employees with the task of establishing goals for 2018. If you've never been through a structured process, this exercise can be daunting, and frankly, feel like a big waste of time. I can assure you, it's not.  Setting goals is critical. Goals provide direction, help you focus, prioritize your time…...

6 Signs to Instantly Identify Someone With True Leadership Skills

What are the defining attributes of great leaders? That's the age-old question thought leaders and scholars galore have been attempting to answer in mountains of books and literature.  While great leadership, to an extent, can be personal and subjective to the follower, there are universal principles you can't argue with (but you can try). Speaking of those thought…...