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…

Did You Catch My Interview with Michelle Pizer?

I recently had the privilege of speaking with Michelle Pizer, host of the annual Crack the Leadership Code summit. We discussed the challenges of being…

Is Logic for Losers? Persuasion, Influence, and Biased Assimilation Effect

When engaging in a heated debate, how do you convince your opponent to abandon their stance and jump onboard yours? Most of us try to…

The Easiest Way to Change Behavior with Craig Ferguson

There is so much written about the ways a leader can enact behavior change. We can discuss the power of social norms, habit formation, change…