Leadership Axioms

Situational, Observe, Understand, Situation Sensing, Nonhierarchical, All Levels, Relational, Social Construct, Something Bigger, Trust, Reflect, Confident Vulnerability, Interdependence, Confidence, Leadership Purpose, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, Leadership Coach

I found myself reflecting on leadership as I interacted with and watched my 18 month-old granddaughter play so lovingly with her babies. At only 18 months where did she learn to be so loving and tender to her baby dolls? Where did she learn to stand her ground while I was trying to influence her? […]


Bring Out The Best. The Next Steps.

bring out the best, interdependence, 5 steps, Play, Grapple, Grow, Shine, encourage, imagination, brainstorm, recognition, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, leadership coach

As human beings we are hardwired to be interdependent. The cornerstone of the Strengths Strategy model that I use in my coaching practice is Interdependence. This week, we’ll talk about three more ways that you, as a leader, can lift up and practice interdependence with your team. It can be fun to witness them in […]


Motivate Without Over-Managing

motivate others, intrinsic motivation, carrot-and-stick, Autonomy, Relatedness, Competence, psychological needs, assess your team, self-awareness, other-awareness, interdependence, Strengths-based needs, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, leadership coach

Over the past few weeks we have examined self-motivation. Now, what about motivating others? Could there be an overlap between what sparks self-motivation and motivation in others? What has changed in motivating others? Is this yet another area where change is needed to produce better results? How does Strengths Intelligence fit into motivating others? Many […]