Another year of writing on being a leader, coaching skills, and interpersonal communication and I can say interest in each of these topics is increasing. Leading ourselves and others is often mysterious, usually messy, and rarely simple. Here are the best leadership and coaching articles on my website by number of views in 2017.
Popular 2017 Leadership and Coaching Articles
I write on a number of topics, but the most popular are practical articles on leadership, coaching, and
Ships and airplanes have mysteriously disappeared in an area of the East Coast of North America known as the Bermuda Triangle. Leaders have Bermuda Triangles that make them feel helpless and fearful; things like public speaking, writer’s block, criticism, failure, and decisions. Here’s how to overcome your Bermuda Triangles.
Here’s the deal. The Bermuda Triangle is
Leaders need to be aware of the influence their presence has on a group. Just by showing up, leaders can disempower those they hope will step up and lead. Great leaders step back so others can step up.
At a conference I mingled and talked casually with leaders from different organizations. And then The Big Leader walked into the room. Something odd happened.
If you feel overwhelmed at work, you’re not alone. A recent ABCNEWS.com survey revealed that 50% of worker feel overworked or overwhelmed. Surprisingly, those of us who manage our own time and tasks, far from living the centered, focused lives we dream of, experience overwhelm of our own making. Here’s how to be free of overwhelm.
We try to work harder to gain some measure of control. We try working longer, putting in more hours to get it all done. We try working smarter by delegating tasks,
Priority means “most important.” Since we can’t be limited to only one thing, the most important thing, we’ve created the plural form, “priorities,” which is a contradiction in itself. Not understanding your priority will keep you from accomplishing, or becoming, all you aspire to.
The world we live in doesn’t understand the concept of priority.
Take airlines for example. They have Priority Zone 1 boarding. But they give it to all their frequent flier program participants, anyone with their airline credit card, and those who purchased upgraded boarding pass. When boarding for Priority Zone 1 is called,
I’m a fixer. Bring me a problem and I’ll give you a solution. The trouble is, people don’t always want my solutions. Even when they think I’m probably correct, they will go ask someone else. The reason is, they are looking for another kind of help.
The Help People Want With Problems
When people ask for help, it can be interpreted as a request for
A lot of things we do make sense, until we think about them. It turns out what appears to feel quite logical doesn’t always hold up under closer scrutiny. Here’s how to spot your faulty thinking, and fix it.
A friend of mine mentioned he was limiting his income for the next couple of years so he could receive financial aid for his children’s university fees. My plan was to
Peter Drucker is known as the Father of Management, influencing modern management practices more than anyone else through his extensive writing and teaching. I’m intrigued by what he said about communication: “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” Here are two ways to practice hearing what isn’t said.
In Managing the Non-Profit Organization, Drucker outlined basic leadership competencies: “As the first such basic competence, I would put