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Why Even CEOs Need Leadership Coaching

CEOs need leadership coaching. It may not seem like it because they are already in the top job. But the fact is that CEOs need leadership coaching probably more than anyone else in the organization. Now, it’s true that you … Read more

How I Learned Appreciation and How You Can Too

I learned appreciation one summer when I was in college. I was working at a beautifully restored colonial home that had been converted into a four-star hotel and restaurant. Even though my main job was to carry guests’ bags to … Read more

An Eight-Point Checklist for a Healthy Outlook

The thoughts that fill your head will affect how you live your life. How you think will determine not only how you act, but also how you see the world. What you think will define your outlook and who you … Read more

Do You Have a Short-Term or Long-Term Outlook?

About 20 years ago I tried starting a business. It didn’t work out. I thought I was doing all the right things, but ultimately it just didn’t take off. But in analyzing why it didn’t work out, I discovered something … Read more

How Is Your Attitude during Trials at Work?

There have been times I have allowed work to get me down. I can remember many times when I just didn’t want to have to go to work because of what I had to deal with at the office. When … Read more

Are You OK With Uncomfortable Conversations?

Which conversations do you dread? Are they with an employee or colleague who doesn’t seem to do what they should? Are they the ones with your teenager about what they do or don’t do? Are they with your spouse over … Read more

5 Key Situations to Express Appreciation

People appreciate appreciation. In fact, they crave it. People want to be acknowledged for who they are and what they do. And you as a leader will do well to express appreciation to those around you. People need appreciation in … Read more

How to Develop a Strategic Company Culture

To develop a strategic company culture, you must think through how you want it to look. Only by putting the thought in beforehand, will you be able to have it turn out the way you want it to turn out. … Read more

How Your Self-Talk Will Affect Your Life

What you expect will come your way.  It is a biblical principle: you will become whatever you believe in your heart (Proverbs 23:7).  That’s why your self-talk is so important. Fear and faith are two opposite concepts.  But they both … Read more