A Leader’s Guide to Building Relationships: Tip # 2 Connect with People to Build Trust

Trust is the foundation of any successful relationship.  In our Leader's Guide to Building Relationships, Step #2 is to connect with people to build trust. Concept:   In sharing more about yourself as a person and being vulnerable, you will start to build trust.  When you seek to understand more about others, this shows that you care about them as a person and trust will grow even deeper. Ask Yourself:  How much do I know about each of my

A Leader’s Guide to Building Relationships and Employee Engagement

Growing as a leader is a lifelong journey. Over the next nine weeks I will share tangible ways you can become a better leader.  Each week I will share an excerpt from my ebook a

Let Loose and Let Your Employees Run Free

I walk my dog Dakota twice a day. In the morning we go out to the beach and if we are out there before 8 a.m. (when animal control starts to patrol the beach) I

Three Secret Ingredients for an Unforgettable Meeting

As the new year starts many leaders want to engage their teams in strategy discussions and goal planning.  In their zeal to get to the work of determining goals and writing action plans, leaders often

Wow! What a Ride – 50 Years and Counting

Born on New Year's day, 2017 represents not only the beginning of a new year, but the beginning of the next decade of my life.  These past weeks have been filled with introspection and I started

A Path to the Best You: Reflection & Intention

Before forging the path ahead, it's important to pause and reflect on the past year.  In a recent live Facebook video, I shared a simple method to help with this process.  It starts with asking

Simple Acts of Leadership

December is not a time to wind down, it's time to kick your focus on being a better leader into high gear.  As a holiday gift for you I have created a December Leadership Accelerator Calendar.

A Skilled Facilitator Wears Many Hats

I facilitate hundreds of meetings every year.  When I am in the role of the facilitator, I  guide the participants through a series of steps that result in them creating their solution. I don't tell

The Habit of Happy

People that cultivate a positive mind-set perform better in the face of challenge.  Our general sense of well-being is malleable.  The habits we cultivate, the way we interact with coworkers, how we think about stress

Ditch the Mask and Be You

We all wear masks and not just on October 31st.  There is the mask we wear for the world normally exposing only a small part of ourselves, and generally just the part we want you