How to Sneeze: 10 Keys to Positive Emotional Contagion

I know it’s a disgusting image, but it’s an apt metaphor for effective leadership. Sneezing. If you’ve ever been sneezed on with the full force of spittle in your face, you may not be able to keep reading this post. But please–trust me–the point is powerful. This sudden expulsion of air, traveling at a rate […]

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Technology, Time, Leadership, and You

The technology genie’s out of the bottle, and he’s not going back into it any time soon (if ever). And while technology has granted us many of our wishes, with those wishes come side-effects that have made our professional and personal lives more frantic. Here are three of my most popular posts on utilizing technology […]

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You May Be Smartphone Stupid If …

It’s the technology we love to hate, but can’t live without: our smartphone. That’s the conclusion an MIT research study reached about the personal impact of inventions in the last century. The smartphone handily beat out the alarm clock, the television, and email. Do you agree? As amazing as our smartphones are—with apps for doing […]

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Do Your Metrics Matter? Four Critical Questions

I’ve never met a business leader who’d actually say, “Oh no, metrics don’t matter to me.” Have you? I didn’t think so. So why ask the question, “Do your metrics matter?” Because I’ve found the way most business leaders operate is like they’re practical atheists when it comes to metrics. I know, I know that’s […]

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Get Back in Control of Your Time

Busy, busy, busy, busy, busy. That’s the one word that describes the life of every business leader I know. That’s the word that probably describes your life as well. It’s the reality of the 24/7/365 world in which we live. We can’t stop it, but we can control it. We can master it. In fact, […]

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Three Big Differences between Coaching Experienced Leaders and Coaching Emerging Leaders

All coaching is not the same. I know this because I tried to make it all the same and fell flat on my face. When I first began working with leaders one-on-one, I had an assembly line approach to the process and failed miserably. Then I wised up. One of the biggest ways that coaching […]

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