We all have them. Haters. People who don’t appreciate, approve of, or value what you do. Experiencing a hater is not a matter of if, but when. While your response is a matter of how.
The Dos and Don’ts of Effective Visions
Most organizations have a vision, mission, or values statement. Some have all three. Very few are inspiring, and most don’t really tell you much about what they are doing or at least doing differently. Google “corporate mission statements” and you’ll see most of them seem to come from the same lame template from 1985.
The Power of Personal Vision – 6 questions to help you craft your personal vision
Several times over the past two weeks, I have facilitated sessions where we asked people to ponder their personal vision as a leader. This is something we do on a regular basis within most of our leadership development sessions. But what struck me this time, was the response to a question I had never asked … Read More
10 Ways to be Intentional with your Inner Circle
Do you want to be more intentional about who you are spending your time with but don’t know how? This doesn’t take much more than time, focus and intention.
YOU ARE WHO YOU SURROUND YOURSELF WITH – How to determine who to spend your time with
You are what you eat and you are who you surround yourself with. I have a good friend who was a pastor to 20 somethings. From time to time he would get a call from someone who was in a really bad situation. They were either in jail or facing some serious punishment. When he … Read More
Stop talking about Generations! (part 2) 10 ways to make generations in the workplace irrelevant
In my post from last week, I got a little crabby about all of the talk about generations. I won’t deny that the issue of multiple generations in the workplace is causing challenges (and opportunities). I certainly won’t disagree that we need to pay attention to the distinct needs of each generation and that failing … Read More
Stop talking about Generations! It’s not about generations, it’s about people
I recently spoke at the largest gathering of Human Resource professionals in the world. There were over 15,000 people from 80+ countries. Speakers from Marcus Buckingham and Coach Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K – from Duke) to current HR practitioners and consultants and authors like me were there. It’s a gathering of minds and one of … Read More
Eyes Wide Open Trust – The power of effective boundaries
Trust must be given, not earned, but I’m not advocating blind trust. My wife and I have four boys: Christian, Preston, Jackson, and Lincoln. When they were little, the street in front of our house was completely off-limits. The risk was too great. But if they were still afraid to cross the street as thirteen-year-olds, … Read More
Play the Odds – 5 strategies for overcoming your fear of trust
Let’s address this difficult situation of people that will likely take advantage of you if you are willing to give trust. So let’s play the odds. Even though trust is not safe it can still be a wise investment. The question is, do the rewards outweigh the risks?
Quit Your Job…You Are Not the Trust Ref
If trust isn’t something that is earned (see past post here), then how do we approach relationships so we don’t get hurt, abused, or simply taken advantage of? This is the question that most often comes with the exposure of the big lie. Also, you may be thinking of 3 or 30 people that you … Read More