The first step in conducting a successful meeting is to establish the rules of engagement. It is important to establish standards of behavior that keep the meeting moving, while respecting every participant’s input and value to the group. The tool for this is a set of...

Ever think about how your down time affects your productivity and success?  In today's busy world, it's not always easy to disconnect and really relax and refresh your thinking, your body, your emotions.  To be a fearless leader, you need to be able to rise...

  In times of change, people tend to flail. All of us get a little less focused, a little more distracted, and find it harder to set and keep priorities. We describe ourselves as "crazy busy" or overwhelmed. Fearless leaders notice this in themselves and their...

[caption id="attachment_4478" align="alignleft" width="347"] Leadership and Learning Trends[/caption] I returned from ASTD 2013 last week full of energy about the future of learning and leadership development, about advances in learning technologies, and about the integration of neuroscience into the process of learning new skills and becoming...

  [caption id="attachment_4484" align="alignleft" width="270"] More effort isn't always the answer[/caption] When the going gets tough, we often hear leaders encourage their staff, their colleagues, their teammates to "try harder".  This is a waste of time. Trying Harder at the things you are already doing does not increase...