Another View on Sheep and Being a Sheeple

Yesterday, I wrote about a sermon I heard recently that was focused on sheep and how it relates to leaders as the sheep of an organization. The sermon focused on the kids, or the lambs, in the herd, and how the sheep help to inspire and nurture them until they, themselves, become sheep. What I …

As a Leader, Do you Know When You Have Unhappy Employees?

I've see it over and over again - someone coming for help to deal with the job they say they hate. It didn't seem to be what they expected, or thought, and they don't know how to deal with this sad fact. Often, these individuals are having mood issues, i.e. feeling sad, anxious, angry, frustrated, …

Good Leaders Have Good, Daily Habits

When we think of good leaders, there are several that come to mind: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, and John Maxwell. What makes them so 'good'? In addition to creating profitable and well-known companies, they all have strict daily habits that they live(d) by. Leading is a big responsibility and the world lays …

Leadership Style – Which is Right For You?

I mentioned yesterday that a good portion of individuals who either are in leadership roles, or who want to be, don't pay attention to the type of leadership style they want to portray. I'm not sure many know that there are leadership models to adopt and follow, that lead to leadership effectiveness, which include: Trait …

Activating the Brain’s Reward Center

It's Friday - TGIF! You've made it through the work-week and can now look forward to days off and having fun, perhaps going to a movie or, like me, out dancing; or, perhaps, it's just veg'ing out and doing nothing. What you've essentially done is reward yourself for making it through the week. Rewards are …

Should Leaders Understand How the Brain Works?

One of the biggest trends in the coaching industry is the study of neuroscience, or how the brain works. Understanding the biological, physiological and psychological functions of the brain - or the why we do what we do - is what helps in clients making their desired goals and results. I believe that leaders also …

When Management Feels Their Role is Overlooked

I recently spoke with someone who made a very telling statement: "Management has the hardest role within an organization." It was an interesting observation. It's usually said that the high-level, C-suites have the toughest job, as they are steering the ship. In retrospect, those in managerial levels are tasked with ensuring the engine is running, …