What a Coach Does

One of our sweet family members recently shared this powerful poem that his grandfather used to motivate him during tough times: When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time." Faith whispers, "You can do it, ignore all those who doubt" Commitment whispers, "Never give up" Success SCREAMS " I TOLD…

Perspective

As a youngster, I always thought Rose Colan, my beloved mother, originated the phrase, “This too shall pass.” She used it frequently to help me keep perspective during challenging times. Since then, I have learned that this saying appears in the works of Persian poets and in Jewish folklore from King Solomon ... quite a…

Serving is Leading

"If you're too big to serve, you're too small to lead."- Rich Wilkerson Jr. Engaging the Hearts and Minds of All Your Employees is the best selling book that reveals a servant leadership model that has been translated into 9 languages and applied worldwide. Learn more about this approach to engaging the hearts and minds…

Builder or Wrecker?

Healthy leaders are great builders. This poem by Charles Franklin Benvegar offers a powerful perspective... I watched them tear a building down, A gang of folks in a busy town. With a Ho-Heave-Ho and a lusty yell, They swung a beam and a side wall fell. I asked the foreman, "Are these people skilled? The kind…

4 Timeless Leadership Lessons from Jesus

Putting religious and spiritual beliefs aside, no one in history has been discussed more, worshipped more, had more songs and books written about and inspired more artwork than Jesus. As we look at the shifts in worker focus and the requirements of today's leaders. we thought it would be appropriate to share four timeless yet…

Positive Coaching Quotes

Enjoy this short, upbeat video of key quotes from our latest release, The Power of Positive Coaching.  “Lee and Julie deliver powerful lessons with simple, concise language. As inspirational as it is practical. A vital tool for leaders at any career stage. An extraordinary book!” Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, The Thinkers50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the…

Are You a Boss or a Leader?

Being the boss does not necessarily mean you are leading. Here are 10 characteristics that will help you determine if you are having a positive impact on your employees. A boss knows it all; a leader is always learning. A boss gives answers; a leader seeks solutions. A boss talks more than listens; a leader…

6 Critical Questions

A compelling purpose answers “why?”.  It provides meaning and motivation for your team.  A compelling plan answers “what?”. It provides clarity and direction for your team. The latest Gallup workforce survey of millions of workers and interviews with CHROs and preeminent economists reveals that a global dream is to have a “good job”.  However, the…

Top 5 Back-to-School Tips

Here are 5 back-to-school tips from three "parenting experts" who are siblings.  They wrote these tips that are excerpted from Please Listen Up, Parents when they were 21, 18 and 15 years-old. If we really don't want the latest lunchbox, let it go – we are trying to be cool. Get us into a routine before…

Human Connection

Last week we spoke at an international conference for managing partners of accounting firms (in person!). We were struck by the wide range of current work situations, from fully back in the office to fully hunkered down at home, depending on the country and state.  Amongst all their differences, there was one clear common challenge:…