The Business Case for Giving Thanks Revisited: What’s Stopping You?

Last year I wrote about the business case for giving thanks. At the time, I did not think this was groundbreaking or even new information.…

Is Your Workplace More Like a Haunted House? Five Benefits of Fear

Growing up, one of my favorite Halloween traditions was to go to haunted houses with my buddy Brian. Every year, he would find the most…

How to Alert and Prepare Your Team for Threats: Lessons from Weather Channel Correspondents

We all experience organization-wide emergencies; those times when a threat is looming and we need all hand on deck to confront, avoid, or mitigate its…

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…