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The Color of Success

I learned the color of success on my first trip to Bali, Indonesia. The magical color of success is gray. My wife and I landed in Bali after speaking at conference in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. I had just given a keynote titled, “Flexible Authenticity”. When we arrived in Bali, we noticed the three colors of black, […]

How to Motivate Your Team for Maximum Results

I assume you want to be happy in your work and your life. I have found that one of the greatest sources of happiness in my life come when I recognize, motivate, and encourage my relationships. How you deliver a message is more important than the message itself. How many times in your life have […]

Finding Strength in Your Weakness

I would like to argue against the theory that leaders benefit when they only utilize their strengths and surround themselves with people who have different strengths. Here are examples of that theory: “Employees are happiest when they can utilize their strengths every day at work.” Authors Tom Rath and Barry Conchie argue, “If you spend […]

Pause…Enjoy Magic!

Have you noticed people often seem frustrated, anxious, and quick to anger these days? Maybe you have been on the receiving end of bad behavior, or maybe you have been the one sharing your frustration? With worldwide pandemics, economic uncertainty, political and ideological battles, and worse, warfare, it is no wonder so many are on […]

The Truth About Authentic Leadership

People regularly worry about the implications of their behavioral profile and tendencies. They say, “give me the bad news.” Very often I get asked what is the best leadership style? I am a licensed behavior analyst and I have interpreted thousands of surveys over the years. It has been my experience that every style has […]

To Fail or Not to Fail?

My article “Are You Failing Enough?” Was recently discussed in a podcast. Also discussed was an opposing view from an article titled “To Be Successful, Stop Learning From Failure”. The idea of positive psychology looks at how we can be the best. I agree with idea of looking to successful examples, role models and mentors. […]

Effectively Managing The Praised Generation

There is a generation out in the workforce today who do not regard, accept or handle feedback or criticism. Often when some of these young professionals run into opposition or frustration at work, they don’t always handle it well. If they don’t get along with a boss, many quit within weeks of being hired. They stay […]

Magnify Your Reputation

How To Measure Your Brand Reputation Each of us has a brand. We may not even be aware of it. Your brand is what you stand for; it is your reputation. Your brand is influenced by your online activity. However, it is much more than your digital footprint or online presence. Your brand is not […]

The Problem With Pressure

Do you ever struggle with all you are required to do, balancing life and career? When things are overwhelming, you start to create patterned responses or habits of thought and behavior that can hold you back in effectively fulfilling your duties. The mind rebels and wants to keep you safe in a comfort zone. It […]

How To Solve More Problems As A Leader

7 Steps For A More Productive Team One of the problems I see with leaders is they solve too many problems. Wait…you just said this article is about solving MORE problems, not that I am solving too many! That is right. Sometimes we get so solution oriented, and so bottom-line obsessed, we actually make more […]