From Conflict to Community: 5 Leadership Principles

From Conflict to Community: 5 Leadership Principles

“Get ready for a fight!”  At least that’s what my lower brain was suggesting. I could feel the adrenaline rush. Another “stupid idea” had surfaced and it was time to pounce on it before somebody got hurt. Namely me. But the words that followed from my boss at the time...
3 Ways to Avoid Conflict Boil Over

3 Ways to Avoid Conflict Boil Over

In my work as a business owner and a coach I am privy to many conflicts of many kinds.  Sometimes I feel like I’m a conflict magnet.   In fact I’ve had colleagues joke with me that I’m a lightening rod for such.  I guess that’s what you get when you climb the...
5 Disciplines of Tool Savvy Managers.

5 Disciplines of Tool Savvy Managers.

In the classic hit comedy “Home Improvement”, Tim “The Toolman” Taylor is the unassuming though accident-prone tool ‘expert’ on a “how to” show whose main punchlines often involve klutsey ‘fails’. I can...
What’s in Your Leadership Toolbox?.

What’s in Your Leadership Toolbox?.

I love tools. They have fascinated me ever since I was a little kid.  Usually the bigger and louder the more they captivate my attention.  I can remember one time getting lost from my parents on vacation when I went to watch bulldozers tear apart the earth to make way...