5 Steps to Supercharge Your Decision Making

There are thousands of choices to make a day. Which means there are thousands of decisions to make every day. It is estimated to be in the neighborhood of 35,000 decisions we make on average every day. Wow. No wonder sometimes at the end of a long day, the last thing we want to do,Continue reading “5 Steps to Supercharge Your Decision Making”

Get Over Yourself Already, and Delegate

The biggest barrier to delegation is you. You heard that right. It isn’t your people. It isn’t their skills. Or motivation. It’s you. Do you find yourself not delegating because 1) You don’t want to overburden your team 2) You think you can do it better or faster yourself 3) you are a control freakContinue reading “Get Over Yourself Already, and Delegate”

Execution : A Test of Choices, Trade-offs and Perseverance

When you see your plan through to the finish line, and are able to inspire others to keep going to the end, then you will join a very, very small club of leaders who can execute.

Driving in circles :Are you Busy being Busy, or are you truly Action Oriented?

Look closely and you will see an ugly little truth that no one really wants you to see. Those who are always busy, they expect you to be busy, are competing with who is the busiest, and are judging you if you aren’t running as fast and hard as they are.  They don’t want youContinue reading “Driving in circles :Are you Busy being Busy, or are you truly Action Oriented?”

Action Oriented : Take the First Step

We all know that action is critical to accomplishing anything. Thoughts are the birthplace of motion. Our thinking becomes action. Action accomplishes our goals, gives us confidence, and we develop new skills. It is our accomplishments where we define ourselves and find success. We respect those who get things done. And the more we do,Continue reading “Action Oriented : Take the First Step”

Everything is a Negotiation

From the time you wake till you head hits that pillow everything is a negotiation. You negotiate with yourself over oatmeal or a donut. Negotiate with your partner to take out the trash now or tonight. With your co-worker on if you can spare 10 minutes to look over their presentation and give feedback. WithContinue reading “Everything is a Negotiation”

Sincere Connections Through Building Rapport

You want others to care about your message or what you are trying to accomplish, you must build rapport. Fat chance persuading or influencing others without it. And frankly nearly everything you do is about your message or what you are trying to accomplish.  There is little we can get done on our own. SoContinue reading “Sincere Connections Through Building Rapport”

Assertiveness : Stand Up For Yourself Without Stepping on Anyone

Do you regularly turn the other cheek in conversations? Do you like to be nice and not rock the boat?  Do you find yourself regularly sacrificing what you want for others? Or maybe you find yourself on the other side of the coin? Are you dominant in your conversations?  Do you make sure and getContinue reading “Assertiveness : Stand Up For Yourself Without Stepping on Anyone”

Politeness : A touch more civility goes a long way

I’ve always thought of myself as being polite.  I say my please and thank you’s.  I hold the door open for others as often is possible. And sometimes annoyingly to the group I’m with, as they are waiting for me to finish door duty.  I don’t curse in mixed company and never first when meetingContinue reading “Politeness : A touch more civility goes a long way”

Building Trust : Making Deposits Not Withdrawals

We need one another. Almost no one in the modern world can survive completely on their own. There is almost nothing around us that isn’t there, in part, because of another person. We are connected and interconnected.  All of that connectivity requires relationships and at the heart of all relationships is trust. In building trustContinue reading “Building Trust : Making Deposits Not Withdrawals”