How to Lead

Ep #136: Frazzled Managers

We’re talking about people who are always frazzled, always late, always unavailable. When you’re frazzled, you’re prioritizing being busy over connecting with other people. Here are a few suggestions for how to take back control of your life. What you’ll learn from this episode – the reasons why “frazzled” happens: We, as a society, have…

Tools for Every Day Leaders

Ep #117: Stop Pretending

Are you being yourself or pretending to be someone you’re not? Pretending attracts people who aren’t really your people and creates relationships that aren’t authentic. It’s okay to not have all the answers, but it’s your job to be resourceful and seek out the help that you need. Take a risk. Be yourself. Good things…

Tools for Every Day Leaders

Ep #101: Coaching vs. Managing

Many people think they’re coaching when they’re really managing. Managers talk, coaches ask. Which are you doing? Be honest with yourself. What you’ll learn from this episode: New employees go in one of three directions. First are Steady Eddies or Reliable Rebeccas. These are people who have been trained and coached and they don’t really…

Difficult People are Our Emotional Tough Mudder

Every weekend people participate in marathons, mud runs, cycle races, and other physical challenges. They train for months, sometimes years, to be ready for the challenge. Most motivational messages about success and goals use visual images of people doing challenging sports and activities. When we reference overcoming fear and difficulty and pain, we focus on…