Henry Cloud on The Power of the Other

Chad Gordon interviews Dr. Henry Cloud, author of the new book, The Power of the Other: The startling effect other people have on you, from the boardroom to the bedroom and beyond—and what to do about it. Cloud shares the importance of recognizing the impact that others have on your success. He explains how every significant act…

Afraid You Might Drop the Ball? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I am a senior project manager in a service organization. I manage client-facing work as well as hundreds of independent contractors.  I recently got behind on my list—the endless small tasks that add up to outstanding service—and I shelved a few items to take care of when I came back from a week’s…

How to Bypass Frustration and Lead with Patience

As a leader, you’ve probably encountered situations that can be frustrating. Perhaps your direct report did something wrong or you had too much on your plate. How did you deal with that situation? I was recently asked at a gathering of friends how I remained so positive. Did I have a secret daily ritual of…

A Happier and Healthier You

I am going to be open and honest – I don’t like New Year’s resolutions! I do have goals each year, but I don’t get to January 1 and think up resolutions; there’s so much evidence they don’t work. Forbes posted an article which drew upon the University of Scranton’s research which states that just…

Leader as Servant

Who is the servant-leader? The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first. – Robert K. Greenleaf  I recently had the opportunity to take a course on…