Leadership Mettle

When the pressure is on, mettle is tested. Plenty of weekend warriors test their mettle through physical competitions like American Ninja Warrior, Tough Mudder, and Spartan contests. I just met someone who completed the Disney Dopey Challenge. Perhaps you haven’t viewed Dopey as a mentally tough character but it seems he has experienced some personal […]

The Best Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Ask for Help

Most leaders think of themselves as strong. They are typically resourceful, hard-working problem-solvers with grit and determination. People rely on the them and they’re able to shoulder that responsibility well. There can be a sort of “super hero” mentality that develops within a leader that cultivates the unrealistic expectation that the leader is supposed to […]

Overcoming Disappointment, Delay, and Distraction

Squashed hopes. Rejection. Betrayal. There are scores of words that describe why people give up on their dreams and settle.  Most of them fall under the three Ds. Meet Disappointment, Delay and Distraction. Oh, you already know each another? Everybody has met them. Some people know them intimately. Disappointment starts early. We learn as kids […]

Influence: An Important Tool For Successful Leadership

The ability to influence is an essential leadership skill. The dictionary defines influence as “the act or power of producing an effect without apparent exertion of force or direct exercise of command”. Effective leaders influence without being dictatorial. When a leader inspires a group of individuals to work toward the achievement of a common goal […]

Why are Personality Tests So Fascinating?

Your unique blend of traits affects your emotions, work performance, and relationships. For centuries, psychologists, doctors, and academics have created personality tests for helping us understand ourselves and others. Especially since the advent of online tests and social media, certain personality tests are all the rage for awhile until they join the cabinets with the […]

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