Five Ways Gratitude Will Change Your Life


“Thank you” Saying “thank you” is something most of us learn at a young age. It’s something we teach to our children too. We all know that gratitude is important, which is why in many parts of the world, we have a day called Thanksgiving to remind us to be thankful. It is unfortunate in […]

Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work . . . And What Does: The New Science of Leading, Energizing and Engaging


Today I am making two recommendations in one short post. One for a book, and one for an accompanying teleseminar that we were able to “motivate” the author to lead. That author, a long time consultant, trainer, and coach Susan Fowler says: “Stop trying to motivate people. They are already, but generally in superficial, short-term […]

What Leaders Can Learn From . . . Homemade Bread?

Homemade bread

This post is written to celebrate Homemade Bread Day, and while it may seem strange to connect homemade bread and leadership, please get past the quirkiness and follow along. I believe there are powerful points that follow, even if you aren’t (gasp!) a fan of homemade bread. As I made notes to create this article, […]

Five Reasons Remote Leaders are Frustrated, Floundering and Afraid

Remote Leadership Video

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know that I lead a remote team, and that we have begun offering some services for leaders in that situation. (Here are a couple of posts of note – here, and here, and here – in video). Recently my collaborator on some of this […]