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Father’s Day

This Father’s Day let’s remember to thank the men who show up, make the effort and serve. My father died suddenly when I was fifteen. But I have had several father figures unselfishly help me, guide me, mentor, support and just listen to me. They were there; they showed up, they cared enough to serve and contribute. Not for any reward or accolade. They were just men helping young men. It gives me rewarding memories. view article


How to Be an Influencer 

At a recent group-coaching workshop I mentioned the exciting potential available to Be an Influencer. This got the attention of several participants and they asked their questions one-on-one after everybody else left for lunch. How can I Be an Influencer if: I have to deal with a dictator boss? There is poor leadership………………………………. view article


Poor Leadership at Work

When your unbridled energy and enthusiasm to make a contribution and change the world is met with poor leadership at work it can seem like a cold, unwelcoming place, a dead end. It’s not. That is just one perspective. Unfortunately it is an all-too-common response to a pervasive problem. Encountering poor leadership at work, most people go into “there is nothing I can do” mode. They don’t view themselves as a leader and this is a grave error I see too often. They leave it to someone else to lead and they follow from a weak, subordinate position. This is is precisely……………………………………… view article


Leadership is Freakin Hard

According to research the so-called leadership gap is in direct proportion to the lack of engagement in the U.S. workforce. Most of the leaders and teams I talk with tell me that leadership is freakin hard, too hard. Millennials say leadership is freakin hard and they avoid it. They are actively moving away from seeking leadership roles and that’s too bad because……………………………………… view article


The Blind Spot That Leaders Miss

This blind spot hurts….the leader initially had one problem on his hands, now he has two…. at least! Brian; you talk a lot about negativity. Yes! That’s because negativity is so widespread and so readily accepted. It is something that holds us back without us knowing it is holding us back. Negativity is an especially insidious and troublesome blind spot that…………………………….. view article