If anything is certain in leadership—whether you’re leading a large company, a mid-sized team, or a family of four—it’s that bad things will happen. Ultimately, you will bear the responsibility of sharing the news. Shouldering the burden is the mark of a leader committed to gaining control of an unfavorable situation before it devolves into […]
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When you think about how you receive feedback, what comes to mind? Initially, you probably feel defensive. Your brain immediately goes to the most painful part about it, the aspect that makes us feel uncomfortable and makes us want to avoid it all together. But that’s not how we grow, is it? Brain research shows […]
How do you feel when there’s a difficult conversation brewing at work that you won’t be able to duck? Unless you’re a sociopath, the answer is usually “not good.” Most of us know the ill effects of dreaded discussions. A brewing conflict will make you more distracted and irritable, which has knock-on physical effects, which […]
Conflict is inevitable, but fallout from that conflict can be avoided. In this guest post, Lawrence Wilson six ways for doing so.
I have fired off my share of angry letters and e-mail. Honestly, I cannot think of a single time when these communiques had a positive effect. Here are six steps you can take when you are tempted.
In this guest post, Tim Peters outlines the four Cs of effective leadership. These are the traits that make your team want to follow you.
You weren’t attracted to your spouse by accident. What if God led you to him or her because He knew precisely what you needed to realize your full potential.
What does marriage have to do with leadership? Everything. If you can’t learn to manage conflict with those closest to you, how can you manage it with those who have less of a stake in the outcome?
How do you deal with those who abuse your trust? I’ve had to learn the hard way. Here are five strategies.
One of the homework assignments is to avoid the use of the word “you” when speaking to our wives. As Regi Campbell, author of Mentor Like Jesus and founder of Next Generation Mentoring, says, “Nothing good ever happens when we start out with that word.” As a husband of 32 years and father of five daughters, he is absolutely right. I have blown it so many times, I have lost count!
We’ve all heard it a thousand times before, “There are always two sides to every story.” For those of us in leadership we know that there are usually more than two sides.