Influential Leaders Never Use These Phrases

Believe me when I tell you that I can offend even when it is meant for praise. We’ve all said things that people interpreted much differently than we thought they would. These seemingly benign comments lead to the awful feeling that only comes when you’ve planted your foot firmly into your mouth.

All You Are Is Full Of Hot Air! Moving From Words To Actions

Has anyone ever told you, you were full of hot air? If so, you are not alone. I think this post will help you understand why our words should not be hot air but rather backed up by the foundation of our actions.

6 Ways To Add Value To Your Team

I don’t think there is ever an instance where one person is the team, or where one person is responsible for the success or failure of the team.  Whether at work or within the family, I believe it always involves a team effort.

What Message Are You Sending? 8 Principles for Sending Effective Text- Part 3 of 3

Texting is an easy and quick way to communicate to one or more people. However, it is also an easy and quick way to offend, ands mis-communicate.

What Message Are You Sending? PART 1 of 3 – 10 Rules and Etiquette for Crafting and Sending Effective Emails

Email and texting should never be a substitute for face to face communication or phone conversation. However, if crafted properly, these can be useful in reinforcing your ideas and increasing your influence.

10 Actions To Increase Your Influence With Others

We must work to increase our influence by adding value every day. Do this and you will increase your leadership. To lead others, you must influence! Do these 10 actions regularly, and watch your influence increase!

A Person’s Attitude Influences Their Behavior

Attitude is more important than anything else, it is more important than money, any of your circumstances, or failures and successes. It is more important than your appearance, your talent, or your skill. It will determine your ability to succeed in anything you do.

Listen First, Listen Second, Speak When You Understand

Listening, a task I struggle at. As a coach, trainer and speaker, I tend to be a problem solver. In fact, I think I’m so good, I’ll finish your sentence or thought for you. Why should you waste valuable oxygen.

Self-Leadership, My Most Difficult Challenge

A leader’s greatest challenge and most difficult task, is self-leadership. If you lead yourself correctly, you will influence others and they will follow.  Failure to manage your self-leadership will create a loss of respect and the inability to influence, causing people to leave and follow others.

Can’t We All Just Get Along? 6 Principles to Solving Conflict

John C. Maxwell said; “People naturally see themselves in the light of their intentions, but they measure others according to their actions.” Man that was me. I use to avoid conflict all cost. Hmmmm, that’s probably not entirely true. I think it would be more accurate to say, that I use to instigate conflict when I could. Overall, I HATE CONFLICT! Can’t we all just get along?

TIPS TO GET BETTER AT SMALL TALK

I recently published a blog titled, “8 Personal Habits That Will Ensure A Good First Impression.” Number 8 on that list was “Initiate Relevant Small Talk”. I discuss the need for relevant small talk and how it can create a connection and lead to building a relationship. Effective small talk can provide clues in providing a deeper understanding of that person.

AVOID SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE, Email and Texting Etiquette for Leaders

You’ve been there.  You get an email from a colleague that is accusatory or is downright rude and inappropriate.  The email is addressed to several people.  As you read the … Continue reading AVOID SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE, Email and Texting Etiquette for Leaders