5 Challenges to Effective Leadership

5 Challenges to Effective Leadership

Effective leadership requires the ability to use power effectively. And most ineffective leadership stems from a leader’s misuse of power. Why? Because power comes with the means for its own misuse. And this makes it easy to fall into its traps for personal...
When is it Time to Walk Away?

When is it Time to Walk Away?

While some changes are hard, they are also obvious: we definitely want to quit smoking, or eat healthier food, or start exercising more. We want to learn a new skill, change jobs, or show up more boldly at work or in relationships. But some change is less obvious. And...
Using Your Power for Good

Using Your Power for Good

Last year, I was invited to facilitate a day of learning for a learning organization that had been together for close to 40 years. I was set to walk into a room of people I had never met, who have known each other for decades, had already been together for a whole day...
It’s Gossip, Even if You Don’t Know it.

It’s Gossip, Even if You Don’t Know it.

  What workplace behavior rates as the most annoying and distressing? Gossip. Gossip comes up, again and again, as a central contributing factor to workplace toxicity. Gossip is corrosive to workplace culture. It eats away at trust, undermines teamwork, and...