5 Ways Leaders Inspire Their Teams (INFOGRAPHIC)

5 Ways Leaders Inspire Their Teams (INFOGRAPHIC)

Ourthinking  Want to be inspirational? Don’t wait for a big “rah-rah” moment. Build it into your every day. Here are 5 ways to get your people inspired.1) High AspirationsAlways push for excellence, and remind people what they can achieve together....
Why Strengths-Based Coaching Tops Out at 35 MPH

Why Strengths-Based Coaching Tops Out at 35 MPH

Ourthinking Strengths-based leadership development can hurt organizations. A few years ago, a client devoted to strengths-based development discovered that our coaching program centered on tackling weaknesses head on. We were dismissed—despite the outstanding results...
WATCH OUT FOR “RED CARPET” LEADERSHIP

WATCH OUT FOR “RED CARPET” LEADERSHIP

Ourthinking If you’re one of the tens of millions of movie-lovers who watched the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, you heard plenty about the nominated films of the year. (And you also witnessed a huge moment in live television when La La Land was mistakenly...
Coaching Trump: Leading on the Razor’s Edge

Coaching Trump: Leading on the Razor’s Edge

Ourthinking Turmoil. Dissatisfaction. Demand for change. Times like these often elevate new leaders, and President-elect Trump is the very latest. Having worked closely with leaders who succeeded in new roles—and a few who didn’t— I’ve been thinking about how I would...
‘Breaking Bad’ Coaching Habits

‘Breaking Bad’ Coaching Habits

Ourthinking Recently, I was observing a coaching workshop. My colleague was doing a great job helping managers to recognize bad habits and change their behavior. At one point, a participant said, “this is great and actually really helpful, but I can’t help noticing...