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Ministry Resilience – 3 Ways to Bounce Back

Lee’s featured article below for nonprofits is timely one. Resilience is essential because it is  inevitable to go through tough times that seem impossible. Pushing through a challenge with unrelenting determination. Simply not giving up when you want to call it quits. Please check out the article in the CLA Blog as well as forward […]

Quick Advice on Achieving Leadership Balance

Some quick Leading with Honor advice on leadership balance: Almost all our work relates directly to the two areas of Mission/Results and People/Relationships. To master this seesaw effect and be a great leader, you need to do both. For 80% of the population, our DNA predisposes us to one or the other. 40% of the […]

Article – Master the Seesaw Effect for Exponential Leadership Impact

<<<New this Month! Interact with other viewers in a new social collaboration environment when you watch this month’s coaching video. Click to sign up and get instant free access.>>> If you’ve ever ridden a seesaw, you know what happens when the weights on each side are very different—it’s not as fun and it takes more […]

leadership article – “Do Not Overtighten”

Great reminder in this article from tracFirst that answers this important question, “Do I want to depend on culture more than process?” Our fellow process-oriented leaders should digest this timely advice (as well as any honorable leader who wants long-term success” Please read on the tracFirst website and see if you agree – thank you […]

4 quick tips to connect with the heart

4 quick Leading with Honor tips to connect with the heart of your colleagues or team – see if you agree:  1. Train your mindset so that it will support your heart in this effort. Some people will have to go against their nature and re-train their brain the connecting with the heart will get […]

4 Mentorship Steps to Free Your Leaders

“The goal of many leaders is to get people to think more highly of the leader.  The goal of a great leader is to help people to think more highly of themselves.” – J. Carla Nortcutt Most great stories have a struggling protagonist and a mentor—someone who speaks into their life to help them find […]

The Differences Between Leadership Teams in The U.S. And Asia

Interesting insights in this Chief Executive Magazine article on the differences between U.S. and Asian leadership teams—in particular, team unity and the common silo mentality that occurs. Please read on their website and post your comments on this topic too – thank you    

2 Communication Clarity Tips for Leaders

Need some quick advice on gaining greater clarity in communication and leadership? It works with your family, friends, or colleagues! Here are 2 important tips based on my experience: (1) Don’t assume that everyone hears (and visualizes) your message. We have a natural tendency to assume that if it’s clear to us, why would it […]

Behavioral Differences in Communicating with Clarity

Much of success in life is about getting everyone on the same page—whether it’s personal or professional relationships. And inevitably someone has to choose to lead the charge in getting clarity.  As fighter pilots, we reviewed comm procedures during pre-flight briefing to ensure that everyone would be on the “same frequency”. In this case gaining […]

Leading with Honor Tip – Moving from Insecure to Secure

Quick Leading with Honor Tip: do you need a clear path to help move from insecure to more secure as a leader? Here are four practical steps that will get you to move in the right direction, literally and figuratively: Recognize your doubts and fears. They are present in every human being and except for […]

How the Science of Neuroplasticity Can Help Your Employees Thrive

Do you walk by your boss’ cushy office and think they have no clue about the pressures of your job? This article challenges that mentality with the science or neuroplasticity. Sound too complex? It’s not…check out the article from friend and colleague, Mary Kelly, on her website and see if you agree – thank you! […]

Revealing the Rocket Science of Secure Leadership

Good news—bad news. You and the leaders, teammates, peers, and family, friends, and neighbors in your life are amazing human creations with unique talents, skills, and perspectives. But as amazing and valuable as these people are, we also must consistently respect, communicate, and manage the challenges that come with this uniqueness. It is the duty […]

The How-To of Team Boundaries and Communication

Quick Leading with Honor Coaching Tip: consistency is the essence of creating good team communication and boundaries. Along with the commitment to lead with honor as your foundation, here are four practical steps that can guide you forward in everyday communication:   Clarify. Make sure everyone understands expectations, the boundaries and their purpose and why […]

How Leadership Behavior Can Affect Team Boundaries

A few years ago, I began noticing a line of clothing marketed mainly to young people that proudly displayed its label of “NO BOUNDARIES.” I knew it was a marketing ploy to the young and restless, but instinctively it felt dangerous. Unfortunately, some people took the label seriously. In today’s culture, far too many people […]

CEO Shares How Transparency Helps Address Global ‘Crisis of Trust’

  Leader transparency can be a frightening proposition for any organization, a reality that isn’t lost on S.C. Johnson and his company. But at a time when stakeholders increasingly expect more candor from the world’s top companies, the upfront discomfort may well be worth it. Please read their article on the Triple Pundit website and […]

Securing Your True Leadership Self

  Last Fall I did a couple of blogs on core identity. This month, let’s focus on the core of our identity, which is more than your vocation or hobbies represented in the outer circles below—it’s the inner self that truly defines who you are:  Outward Confidence is Not Inner Confidence As a 24-year old […]

4 Quick Leadership Tactics to Conquer Fears and Doubts

4 Quick Tactics to Conquer Fears and Doubts – These might be just what is needed to help take your fearful thoughts and actions captive and reach new milestones –   Fear is Normal—Learn to Proactively Manage It. We can train and equip ourselves to make logical choices that manage our fears (instead of our […]

Article – What’s Your Natural Behavior When Fear and Doubt Strike?

You’re in the midst of a situation or challenge that instills fear. What do you do? In the animal kingdom, fear produces a “fight or flight” response, and it’s true with people, too. But honorable leaders see fear coming and know how to handle it, right? Regardless of your natural behavior, the biggest challenge for […]

The Personality Trait That Makes People Feel Comfortable Around You

Do you anyone with positive “affective presence” that are easy to be around and oil the gears of social interactions? If so, they’re gold in a team or organization! How do they do it? And is it natural or learned behavior? Interesting article—please check it out on the Atlantic website and post your comments – […]