THE LEADERSHIP BLOG

Making Deep Connections, Restoring Trust, & Leading from the Bottom Up
How to Wear Your Power: When Trust is Low and Risk is High

How to Wear Your Power: When Trust is Low and Risk is High

https://youtu.be/pY3OcDB2gJc You know, Stuart Diamond, one of my mentors in negotiation says, "Leaders should wear their power lightly." Teddy Roosevelt said, "Speak softly and carry a big stick." I think all of those are relevant. Right?  I say red lines. Wear...

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Giftology: The Art and Science of Making Connections

Giftology: The Art and Science of Making Connections

https://youtu.be/Plhp28Fn6ms I love sitting around the fire pit and talking with you about leadership skills and leadership actions that I learned in the trust depleted places around the world, that work even better in your world. Sharing the skills of leadership,...

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Every Breath is Precious

Every Breath is Precious

https://youtu.be/SbrEcMqoOko The thing that I learned that I want to talk about today as we go into Memorial Day is that “Every Breath is Precious”. Every breath we take in, every breath we let out is precious because our time on this earth is limited and we don't...

Creating a Movement

Creating a Movement

https://youtu.be/g3BGumudkjo A movement is where people take action, in a collective way, that they otherwise wouldn't take in the face of high stakes, high risk, ambiguity and complexity. Yet they take a stand, shoulder to shoulder, and achieve a tipping point that...

MTWA: Meet Them Where They Are

MTWA: Meet Them Where They Are

https://youtu.be/261OuKq5Zpc Humans will not take action unless they feel psychologically safe, and unless they feel connected to the other humans around them. Humans will not take action of any kind, they won't buy from you, they won't invest in you, they won't...

Mission Decision Line: MDL

Mission Decision Line: MDL

https://youtu.be/_KvZHCZelXM The “Mission Decision Line”, or the “MDL”, is the point of no return.  It's a line on the ground, and on your map, it's like a valley, or a linear feature like a road, it's  easily recognizable and it tells everybody from the...

Practice and Preparation

Practice and Preparation

https://youtu.be/G25ITAo89uU If you want to move people to action it's those soft skills of storytelling, physicality, interpersonal connection, reciprocity, active listening, and negotiating that are the most effective, and you must practice those skillsets. ...

Speed of Trust: Bridging the Gap

Speed of Trust: Bridging the Gap

https://youtu.be/QReDK4t_yRw We have an epic erosion of trust. At the institutional level, we don't trust the media like we used to, we don't trust politicians. We don't trust bankers, we don't trust the mortgage industry. All of these pillars of leadership that once...