Category Archives: LEADERSHIP

Overcoming Weakness by Focusing on What Comes Naturally

Written on September 14, 2020 at 6:41 am, by

One of many things clients love about using Gallup strengths is its positive focus on the value we do bring and enhancing what is good with us. We don’t ignore the weaknesses, which often are our lowest (sometimes called inferior) talent themes, but instead use our strengths to overcome them. Developing strategies for doing so […]

Projecting More Energy During Video Calls

Written on July 15, 2020 at 11:37 am, by

Video calls can be draining. The experts even coined the phrase “Zoom fatigue” to describe it, and there are plenty of people who’ve bought into the idea that video calls are an awful experience. But that doesn’t have to be the case at all! We know that energy levels matter. When a leader projects positive […]

Using Video Calls to Develop Lasting Emotional Intelligence

Written on June 25, 2020 at 7:55 am, by

Most of us have seen a dramatic increase in the number of video calls occurring in our daily lives recently. Whether you’re using Zoom, WebEx, GoTo Meeting, or some other video platform, you might have heard about “Zoom fatigue,” a term that experts have used to describe why video calls are so tiring. With all […]

Leadership and Sacrifice in a Time of Crisis – Part 2

Written on May 18, 2020 at 6:52 am, by

When a business faces a crisis, whether brought on by a global pandemic or budget cuts or loss of a major revenue source, leaders may be asked to sacrifice some of their personal time or energy to help see the business through the crisis. But what happens when leaders resist that effort? Does the company […]

Leadership and Sacrifice in a Time of Crisis – Part 1

Written on May 4, 2020 at 8:21 am, by

These are hard times for many, and sacrifice is taking many forms. There are healthcare providers and first responders who are potentially sacrificing their lives on the frontlines. There are some essential workers sacrificing time with their families to protect them from the risks they face every day and others sacrificing their income to do […]

Time Management: The Snowball Principle, Compound Interest, and More

Written on November 8, 2019 at 12:35 pm, by

Ever heard the phrase, “Time is money?” Well, it is. And when it comes to time management, we can draw a lot of lessons from Dave Ramsey’s lessons on money management and getting out of debt. In a previous blog, we looked at managing time by first identifying priorities. Now we’re going to look at […]

Managing Your Time By First Identifying Your Priorities

Written on October 21, 2019 at 5:33 pm, by

This is the first of a two-part series. We have some friends practicing their “debt-free scream” for an upcoming appearance on the Dave Ramsey show on December 13. It’s an exciting thing for them! Hearing them talk about practicing that scream got me thinking… when is the last time that I heard somebody do the […]

When They Love Us, They Change Us

Written on September 19, 2019 at 2:48 pm, by

“Denver told me that faith-based organizations, government programs, and well-meaning individuals fed him and kept him alive for all those years on the streets, but it was the love of Miss Debbie that caused him to want to change his life.” – from the book, Same Kind of Different As Me. I recently read this […]

Belief: A Strength that Stays on Course

Written on August 29, 2019 at 8:26 am, by

Belief is one of the misunderstood talent themes, both for individuals and for teams. People are sometimes in disbelief when it isn’t a top 10 Gallup strength for them, as many people feel they have strong beliefs and thus expect it to be on their list. Those who manage or lead people with high Belief […]

Prioritizing When Life Blows Up

Written on August 19, 2019 at 1:10 pm, by

Do you ever feel that crushing weight of “this is all too much?” I experienced this recently after a quick crescendo of competing priorities. It had been a week of long meetings and lots of potential new opportunities that left little room for important projects I wanted to do. I knew something needed to shift, […]