Stewardship

Do What You Need to Do

June 10, 2016
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A fun an inspiring story made the rounds in the media about a month ago when 100-year-old Ida Keeling broke the 100 meter record for her age. To celebrate, Ida did a few pushups and leg lifts on the sidelines! As impressive as Ida’s story is, it was the advice she shared that has stayed […]

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From Across My Desk

June 6, 2016
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The other day I walked into my office, and for some reason I wasn’t motivated to sit at my desk and get right to work. Instead I sat across my desk in one of my two guest chairs. I sat there with my journal and looked at what adorned my desk, my wall pictures, and my […]

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How to Tackle a Tough Conversation

February 29, 2016
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In last week’s webinar on stewarding your company culture in uncertain times, one participant asked about how they should go about talking to a colleague who was violating the company’s culture or non-negotiables. Regardless of your personality or communication style, here are some helpful guidelines when confronting a teammate or peer.

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When Grace Isn’t Grace Anymore

February 24, 2016
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Some leaders have a very small tolerance for below average performance, mistakes, and employees who take a while to get in their groove. Other leaders enjoy helping the stragglers and misfits work through their challenges and find success. Different jobs and different leaders have different levels of acceptability when it comes to the grace period […]

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Staying Positive Under Pressure

February 18, 2016
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Our organization’s payroll team has recently gone through a software change, and if you’ve ever been through a significant technology change like that, you probably just groaned and shook your head in shared sympathy. There just isn’t room for error when it comes to dealing with others’ paychecks, so the stress level among this team has […]

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Culture Webinar – You’re Invited!

February 3, 2016
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I hope you can join me for Impacting Leaders’ first Leadership Learning Series webinar of 2016! We’ll be talking about company culture. The webinar is “Stewarding Your Company Culture in Uncertain Times,” and it’s available for you to attend, compliments of Impacting Leaders! This webinar is relevant for leaders at every level, and it will be focused on how we […]

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3 Things Your Teammates Need That They Won’t Ask For

November 5, 2015
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1. They need to know you believe in them. When was the last time an employee asked you to believe in him? Probably never. We don’t ask for our leader’s belief in us, but we need it to stretch ourselves, try new things, and achieve our best. Our belief in a teammate is especially impactful […]

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Servant Leadership Webinar – You’re Invited!

October 12, 2015
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I hope you can join me on Impacting Leaders’ final Leadership Learning Series webinar of 2015! We’ll be talking about servant leadership. The webinar is “Real Servant Leadership Produces Real Business Results,” and it’s available for you to attend, free of charge! This webinar is relevant for leaders at every level, and it will be focused on […]

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Sometimes Being Uncomfortable is Okay

October 2, 2015
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In today’s world, or at least in the United States, most of us want to live in comfort! We want comfy homes and comfy cars and comfy clothes. We enjoy comfortable friendships and we like feeling comfortable in our jobs. We equate comfort with stability, harmony, and contentment, and who doesn’t want that? There is, […]

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What Are Your Non-Negotiables?

March 20, 2015
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We talk a lot about non-negotiables with our clients and inside our own organization. When a leader is clear on their non-negotiables, they are able to better work toward the culture they desire, develop their people, and have critical conversations. Why do non-negotiables touch each of these topics?

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