Complete Leader Articles

Four Ways Creativity Turns Your 'Job' Into Your Life's Work

By Courtney Feider, forbes.com, March 2018 We are born with all of the creative gifts we can ever use. Then they are systematically programmed out of us by the demands of modern life. In 1965, a thoughtful researcher named George Land developed a creativity test for NASA to help select innovative engineers and scientists. The study worked so... read more
 

How to Start a Conversation with Anyone

By Whit Mitchell I was recently traveling for business, and grabbed a bite to eat at a pub in the airport terminal. The woman sitting next to me at the bar was very engaged in the hockey game playing on TV, to the point where she jumped in her seat when a goal was scored. I asked her if she knew much about hockey, and she told me that she did... read more
 

How to be successful by giving up these eight habits

It is inevitable that often times we can feel stuck in life, leading us to wonder how we can become successful. Knowing where to start often presents the biggest challenge. Maybe it is not necessarily what you can do to reach success, but rather what habits you can give up.  With spring approaching, it may be appropriate to... read more
 

Change is as Good as Rest

Using Transition and Flexibility to Improve Performance By Dr. Francis Eberle As an avid cyclist, I’ve learned how to rest while riding on long routes. In fact, a common cycling axiom is, “Change is as good as a rest.” When riding, your leg muscles get tired with the same motion, particularly with the same effort. However, if you change the... read more
 

Change is as Good as Rest

Using Transition and Flexibility to Improve Performance By Dr. Francis Eberle As an avid cyclist, I’ve learned how to rest while riding on long routes. In fact, a common cycling axiom is, “Change is as good as a rest.” When riding, your leg muscles get tired with the same motion, particularly with the same effort. However, if you change the... read more
 

What Really Motivates Employees

(Hint: It’s Not Money) By Lori McNeill Are employees at your organization disengaged? Do you find it challenging to get buy-in regarding initiatives or tasks that are critical to your success? Maybe you need to re-think your approach … Employees Crave Autonomy As adolescents, we were told what to do on a regular basis: what time to get... read more
 

It’s OK to Fail: 5 Ways to Face Your Fears

Eat the frog; a strange but oft-used mantra a family friend lived by. Essentially, “eat the frog” is another way of saying “just do it” or “face your fears.” If there’s something you need to do, and you have to do it whether you want to or not, you are better off to just get it done and get it off your plate. Eat the frog.  No matter... read more
 

6 Reasons You Need a Coach

by Whit Mitchell Ask any top athlete—or a top performer in any field for that matter—and they will tell you that they couldn’t have reached their peak without a coach. Whether the relationship is formal or casual, people who accomplish great things typically have someone in their corner who helped them get there. Having a coach gives you a... read more
 

How to stay committed to your goals in 2018

By Dave Clark The start of a new year is usually a time of reflection for many people. Backed with tons of positive energy, they make big plans to improve themselves. These plans are created with optimism and the best of intentions. But, the reality is most of these plans usually wither away in about two weeks. Some weren’t well thought out... read more
 

Is It Really Lonely at The Top?

By Dr. Francis Eberle I know you have heard or read more than once that it is lonely at the top. If you believe this then it is likely you will be a lonely leader. Results of decisions do ultimately lie with the leader alone, but why does it have to be lonely? It can start with small things. One day as a new Executive Director, I was in... read more