How Do I Grow My Confidence As A Leader?

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who is looking to start a business soon. He works in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) field and will likely have 4-5 employees helping him. We chatted about the company’s potential, his leadership, and bad approaches to leadership. One of the key items that came up was confidence. I made a suggestion that …

Which DISC Personalities Work The Best Together?

When it comes to DISC personalities, I would say it’s important to start first with the Platinum Rule. This rule is a twist on the Golden Rule. The Platinum Rule® (from Dr. Tony Alessandra) is to treat others the way they want and need to be treated. Simple rule, challenging (to say the least) to follow. If you have a …

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10-Minute Tuesdays

Several years ago, I worked for a men’s mentoring program called Alpha Academy. During my time there, I lived in a house with between 1 to 4 guys who were trying to get their lives on track. As a “house leader” there, I mentored the guys by working and living alongside them. One of the more challenging aspects of the …

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8 Ways You Can Massively Improve Productivity

You can start using these simple tricks, habits, and ideas to improve productivity starting today. Truly understand what results you are striving for. Set and write down goals, post them everywhere (mirrors, office desk, computer, by the toilet…wherever). Use Work Bursts. Work in 90-minute bursts 3-4 times a day. During this time you focus only on one task until that task …

What’s Your Leadership Score?

For this week’s post, I put together a Leadership Scorecard Survey. It’s full of questions to get you thinking about your leadership. The survey has 30 questions and looks at leadership from 6 areas. Self-Awareness in leadership. How you support your team. How well you empower your team. Your one-on-one leadership skills. How you handle team dynamics Leadership strategy. Take …

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Silence Isn’t Deafening, Silence Is Defining

In writing people talk about reading between the lines. I think in talking “reading between the lines” is when we ask a question and silently wait and listen for a response. Silence is one of the most challenging tasks that a leader has to take on. But great leadership requires shutting your mouth. In a previous post, I wrote about …

And What Else?

I recently finished reading a book called, “The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change The Way You Lead Forever”. If you are in a leadership position of any type (business, family, friends, etc.), it’s a great read. The author suggests we add a simple question to our leadership conversations. Really, for any conversation. The question is: And What Else?  The …

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How Do You Deal With Difficult Customers?

We’ve all dealt with difficult people and difficult customers. Here are 4 simple ways to deal with these situations and customers. You’ll be amazed at how simple and effective taking these approaches can be. To start, remember that every difficult customer will come in with a different motive/need that underlies their questions and frustrations. These needs can be broken down into …