Leading Through Negativity

Leading Through Negativity

During the GIVE Leadership 2012 Sustainable Leadership Tour, I was honored to work with teams around the country on how to maximize results and trust partnerships by resolving conflict and reducing negativity; the foundation for leading sustainable teams. Over the...
Leadership Skills: Forgiveness and Feedback

Leadership Skills: Forgiveness and Feedback

During retreats and presentations, I often use the story of Rosita and Roberto to illustrate the costly conflict that assumptions can lead to when we don’t have the courage and leadership skills to verify those assumptions or provide honoring feedback to others. In...
Engaging Staff During Layoffs

Engaging Staff During Layoffs

Although there are times when layoffs take everyone by surprise, there are many times when organizations alert employees about pending layoffs and give team members time to prepare. I  met with an old colleague who went through the “waiting” period and we spoke about...
Would You Attack Your Own Team Member?

Would You Attack Your Own Team Member?

Picture this. Star quarterback, Drew Brees, tackling Darren Sproles, his own running back, in the open field during practice. The team leader attacks a team member – and one of his best players. Imagine the scrutiny that would follow such an action. Head Coach...
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