Rest is Vital to Effective Work

Regardless of your life roles, it is easy to get overwhelmed, overworked, and exhausted. We think thoughts like: “I have to finish this right now.” “I can’t let them down.” “People depend on me.” “I can’t fail.” “No one else can do this except me.” “So-and-so needs me.” We probably wouldn’t say it out loud, … Read more

Leaders Know the Role of Context and Memory

Picture this: A man nervously fumbles through his wallet. He’s about to buy a large coffee, which costs $3.19. “Oh, oh, oh,” he started nervously, looking around and shoving his hand into a deep pocket. “Looks like I don’t have enough money.” He laughs in an unusual way. What’s going on? We can all look … Read more

Leaders Know Habits Are the Path to Meeting Goals

I’ve been reading Atomic Habits by James Clear, and I love it. Clear emphasizes our accidental efforts to sabotage our goals by focusing too much on them. We keep trying to make goals better. For example, if our goal is to make more sales, our first inclination is to create a SMART goal. Simply making … Read more

Leaders Project Confidence and Humility

Because I’m a big proponent of The Ideal Team Player, with humility chief among its virtues, I worry people might think the concept of projecting confidence flies in the face of being humble. The opposite is true, however. Humility and confidence go hand-in-hand.  One way to immediately see the connection is to tie humility to … Read more

Leaders Know that Trust Weakens the Power of Insecurity

What comes to mind when you hear the word insecurity? Do you cringe at the word itself, because talking about insecurity is such a taboo topic? Is there a certain individual who you’d describe as being insecure? Do you view people’s insecurities as weaknesses? It’s almost too easy to peg the insecurities of others. We … Read more

MindLab 2019 Report

I’d like to share what DeAnne and I learned at MindLab 2019. We went to Denver a couple of weeks ago to the MindLab conference put on by Wiley. We are Wiley partners, both with Everything DiSC® and The Five Behaviors™. We attended keynotes, breakout sessions, and other events to learn about what’s going on … Read more

Core Value: We are Committed to Continuous Improvement

We are committed to continuous improvement. Each of our values needs to make us somehow distinctive, and it needs to include behaviors that we use internally, as well as with clients and partners. This value is so important to us, but it’s easy to neglect. Sometimes we get busy, and when my calendar is full, … Read more