Set Your People Up to Win.

As supervisors, managers, and bosses, we can easily fall into a routine of absentmindedly directing and giving commands. We tell others: “Do this.” Telling, not asking. Speaking at, not with. And in harmony with expected procedures and hierarchy, our teams robotically march forward. Giving orders stunts healthy autonomy. It builds a culture of people who…

Thank You

I find myself constantly in the place of zero. Starting over. No matter how much I reflect on a day/week/lifetime of achievements and victories, I wake up some days afraid… “Maybe it all went away.” And while that’s clearly ridiculous, our sometimes irrational minds can play some interesting games with us. Still, there are times…

Is Leadership Worth It?

  Sometimes being the leader sucks. This was one of those weeks. Amidst a flurry of changes within my organization, add lack-of-knowledge-turned-gossip perpetuating through the mass, I felt defeated. The worst part of all is when your motives, so genuinely positive but sadly misunderstood, are put into question. Asking myself hard questions, considering why I…