Defining great leaders

The Six Principles of Leadership: Power with People

Everything we accomplish happens not just because of our efforts but through the efforts of others. The biggest difference between people who manage others versus people who lead others is how they develop those under them. As all leaders know, untitled or not, leadership is power with people, not power over people. Do you build…

Defining great leaders

How to Keep from “Deleting” Customers and Clients

How do you “delete” a customer or client? Here’s an example: I found a great masseuse near my office. Getting older and living in airplane seats makes therapeutic massage a necessity for me rather than a luxury. I liked the online scheduling option so used it to make appointments. Last time I tried to schedule… Continue Reading [icon name=”icon-angle-double-right”]

5 Ways to Increase Your IQ (Implementation Quotient)

How do leaders accomplish more than others? And how do they achieve great things with others? I believe a leader’s success is due to his or her IQ: implementation quotient. That is the difference between common knowledge and consistent application. Implementation isn’t just about having good ideas; it is about acting on them. In a… Continue Reading [icon name=”icon-angle-double-right”]

3 Ways to Prevent Getting Fired by Customers

In the most recent Five Friends post, “You’re Fired,” there is a common thread. The situations and the kind of people or organizations who got fired vary greatly, from a landscaping company to a restaurant chain to a medical doctor. The reasons for the firings vary, too. Some were triggered by something relatively small like a… Continue Reading [icon name=”icon-angle-double-right”]