Leading Through Fear: Why Leaders Use It and How Tom Cruise Demonstrates Ways to Actively Avoid It

Have you ever heard a manager say something to the tune of, “I want my staff to be a little afraid of me.” I cringe…

The Unrecognizably Easy Way to Improve Employee Engagement

I was meeting with a COO a few months ago who was struggling to motivate and engage his team. With one piece of advice, he’s…

The Don Rickles School of Praise: When There’s Too Much of a Good Thing

Last week I wrote about the business case for being nice. I stand by the article and the cited research flaunting the benefits of leadership…

Have a Fear of Losing? Self-Esteem Won’t Help, You Need Self-Compassion

What motivates you to pursue success? I’m not referring to money or fame; those are the products of success. What I’m asking is when you…

The Business Case for Team-Based Incentives with Atlanta Falcon’s Owner Arthur Blank

You getting Super Bowl fever? As a perpetual supporter of the underdog (unless my Steelers are playing), I’ve been reading about Atlanta Falcon’s owner Arthur…