Great leaders ask great questions. Great leaders acknowledge that they don't always have the right answer. Rather, they ask great questions.

Why Great Leaders ask Great Questions

As leaders we sometimes feel that we’re expected to always have the right answer. That our experience, position, and the confidence our people have in us makes it our job to do so. And yet, that’s not what makes a leader great. In fact, great leaders acknowledge that they don’t always have the right answer. […]

A gentler more inspiring style of leadership. When leaders demonstrate genuine care for their people, they can inspire them.

A Gentler More Inspiring Style of Leadership

Sometimes small acts of kindness can have a profound and lasting impact. When leaders demonstrate genuine care for their people, especially those in inferior positions, they can inspire them. These acts of kindness enable leaders to connect with people at an emotional level. That builds trust and creates loyalty. The following story is a great example […]

How to measure your success. What you measure gets done, and vice versa. We all want to achieve success. But how do you measure success?

How to Measure Your Success

What you measure gets done. This is a known principle in life, and in business in particular. Conversely, what you don’t measure you will not achieve. That’s true for your fitness training, as well as your weight loss program. It’s equally true for your business goals, including financial targets, market share, and product quality. But […]

Authentic pride is a strong source of motivation. It has a great, long-term effect on our performance. So how can leaders make their people feel proud?

The Power of Authentic Pride

Pride and fear are two of our deepest feelings. They are both also powerful sources of motivation. And yet, pride has a greater, more positive longer-term effect on our performance. Legendary UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden, said: “Fear may work in the short term to get people to do something, but over the long run I believe […]

Lies, damn lies, and alternative facts. Trust is the foundation of leadership. But we let our political leaders get a way with lies.

Lies, Damn Lies, and Alternative Facts

We’ve been recently introduced to a new term: alternative facts. A “creative” way to rename false facts. I prefer to use the more common term: lies. Lying is a part of human nature. Prof. Dan Ariely has done an extensive research on why we lie. His conclusions in a nutshell are that “Everybody has the capacity to […]