“3 Timeless Traits Leaders Must Have” – from Inc.com

Great article from Inc.com - "3 Timeless Traits Leaders Must Have". One of those is Coaching Skills. The author, Marcel Schwantes, states: You want your organization to become high-performing? I have the answer. An overlooked piece of the puzzle is coaching. The bad news, according to one study, is that less than half of organizations surveyed had … Continue reading “3 Timeless Traits Leaders Must Have” – from Inc.com

stop being nice and start being kind!

Does that sound a bit odd saying to not be nice? Actually, I am not sure yet if it is the best word yet for what I am trying to communicate. In the nonprofit world especially, but often in business settings, I have found that people avoid saying what others need to hear or that … Continue reading stop being nice and start being kind!

helping your team make decisions

Making good decisions is a critical skill for people everyone and especially leaders. Yet, we often have not been trained how to make decisions and we also fail to train other in how to make decisions. There are many tools out there for you to learn from as well as to train your team. One … Continue reading helping your team make decisions

Things Leaders Do

Good morning! According to James Kouzes and Barry Posner, there are five things that leaders do: They Model the Way - they become exemplars of the behavior they expect of others. They Inspire a Shared Vision - they envision the preferred future, creating an ideal image of the organization or project. They Challenge the Process - they look for ways to improve processes and encourage … Continue reading Things Leaders Do

Make a Difference This Week

Good morning - it is a cold wet morning here in southwest Michigan. Last night, I had a great experience. We had something that needed to be fixed at our house that was beyond my very limited handyman capabilities, so we asked a young man to come over and fix the problem.  It was a … Continue reading Make a Difference This Week

Some More Questions to Ask Your Team

The Way of the Shepherd is an excellent little book on leadership that has profoundly impacted many people including me.  I often use it as a supplemental text in the management and leadership courses I teach and it is often the most impactful part of the course.  Many businesses and schools are now using it … Continue reading Some More Questions to Ask Your Team