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To the Leader Focused on the Five Percent

Oh, those uplifting leaders who never pass up an opportunity to recognize and celebrate every milestone and achievement! For them, encouraging teammates seems to come as naturally as breathing....
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The Difference Between Proud and Pride

When it comes to influencing others, I place a great deal of emphasis on the difference between being prideful and being proud. Here’s how I distinguish between the two....
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Sometimes Being Uncomfortable is Okay

In today’s world, or at least in the United States, most of us want to live in comfort! We want comfy homes and comfy cars and comfy clothes. We...
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5 Causes of Dysfunctional Thinking

This week I encountered a situation that got me thinking on the topic of dysfunctional thinking. What is it, and what causes it? We all have good intentions, but...
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What Drama Really Looks Like

We all probably know one person at work who always seems to be caught up in some sort of personal or office drama. You know who they are, and...
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Lead from the Core

For some, leading others comes naturally. For others, it’s something we have to intentionally work at. Regardless of how you’ve come to lead others, leading must come from your...
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What Your Inconsistency Says About You

In our typically hectic lives, consistency often seems like an admirable but unrealistic character trait. Sure, we grin at the endearing consistency of generations before us. My grandparents were...
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How to Receive Unsolicited Feedback

Leaders often spend a lot of time talking about how we should give feedback. Yet, we spend a lot less time on the equally important flip side of this topic:...
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Performance Reviews Webinar – You’re Invited!

Impacting Leaders‘ next quarterly webinar is coming up soon, and we’re talking about one of my most favorite subjects: performance reviews! The webinar is “Putting the Fun Back into Performance...
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How to Lead People Smarter Than You

Am I seriously writing a blog on how to lead smart people? Ha, well I guess I am. Dan Rockwell’s recent post, “What If You’re Not that Smart,” made...
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