The Science of Smiling with Larry David

I am so relieved that a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm has begun. There is something about watching Larry David that feels like an…

How Leaders Can (and Should) Become Peacemakers with Patton Oswalt

Leaders play many roles. In just a day they can be a problem solver, a project manager, a strategist, a teacher, and even a disciplinarian.…

How Leaders Suppress Engagement Through Attack Ads

Fear is (and has always been) a common technique utilized by those in power. As I wrote last week, some leaders overtly instill fear. These…

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…

How Much Can You (Mentally) Bench? Six Ways to Build Your Mental Toughness with Ron Howard

When discussing the characteristics of successful leaders, one trait is often overlooked. It’s not the need for charisma, confidence, or communication skills, we talking about…