5 Ways to Become More Influential with People

5 Ways to Become More Influential with People

Throughout my career I have certainly learned – sometimes more slowly than others – the importance and value of influence. Leading isn’t possible without influence, and only through leading effectively can we really expect to make a lasting impact on the world....
How to Deal with a Difficult Team Member

How to Deal with a Difficult Team Member

Sooner or later we all have them. We don’t ever wish for them, but they show up nonetheless. Difficult people, non-performers, ‘challenging’ team members, whatever you want to call them. Whenever conflict or low performance arises, we are tempted to avoid it,...
“It’s Me. I’m the Problem.”

“It’s Me. I’m the Problem.”

Said by no business leader, ever. (Well, okay. There was that one guy, but he was the exception.) Yet, it’s often one of the most powerful statements there is in business. I’ll often ask an audience, “What’s the one thing you would change to improve the performance of...