Coerce – To cause to do through pressure, force, or necessity. In my last blog, I introduced the idea that there is a higher chance of someone feeling coerced if he is given a directive or mandate. I focused that blog on how to receive a directive well. If you have not read last month’s blog, The Art of CoercionRead More →

Coerce – To cause to do through pressure, force, or necessity. There is an exercise I facilitate in our leadership workshops where participants think about and respond to two words: coercion and inspiration. Predictably, under the heading of coercion, there are always statements such as “you must do this, in this way, by this time, and with these restrictions.” TheseRead More →

My family sat on our backyard patio last night just hanging out. The sun was setting. The temperature was a perfect 70-degrees and dropping slightly with a mild breeze. The younger kids jumped on the trampoline while my wife and older kids just talked about life. Eventually, I built a small fire to gaze upon and warm us. Darkness settledRead More →

The ball came flying at me with lightning velocity and a wicked spin. My counter move was critical. The instantaneous mental processing of forehand or backhand, low angle or high angle, top, side, or backspin all colliding in my mind at once. To my demise, the ball ricocheted off my paddle and into the wall giving my opponent the prizeRead More →

As we enter a new year, setting goals is a common practice. I want to challenge your thinking. I propose we should all stop setting goals as a New Year’s resolution. What’s the point of establishing goals? We feel bad when we don’t accomplish them. They give power to managers to show how poorly we’ve done. Most of the time,Read More →

Driving is a big responsibility. Every time you get behind the wheel you are responsible for the safety of yourself, the people in your car, and the other people on the road. Being careless behind the wheel can lead to huge consequences. In this final episode of the Road Trip Leadership Lessons series, Todd discusses how important it is forRead More →

  In each episode of this series, Todd takes you on a mini road trip to deliver leadership wisdom and inspire you to lead yourself and others well. Today, in Episode 3: Relish the Scenery, Todd encourages leaders to be more aware of the positive things that are happening around them as they move through the day.Read More →

In each episode of this new video series, Todd takes you on a mini road trip to deliver leadership wisdom and inspire you to lead yourself and others well. Today, in Episode 2: Lane Awareness, Todd discusses the importance of knowing what lane you’re in as a leader by learning the goals of the people around you, keeping up withRead More →