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No Need to Yell

Have you ever had a boss who yells at you? I have. I hated it. She was the one boss I've quit. I left the job because no matter what I did, she only saw the need for correction and yelled, insulted, and belittled me. She was a bully.

People leave people who yell at them.

We all get excited. We all might raise our voices occasionally. But, there are seldom any reasons worth the damage to yell at a direct report.

Leadership does not mean loud. Sometimes it's the quietest voice in the room.

-- doug smith



Use These Four Core Strengths

How many problems could stand up to you using all of your clarity, courage, creativity, and compassion?

Not many, my friend. Not many at all.

High performance leaders solve problems. What are we waiting for?



-- doug smith


Use It All

We have so much capacity that we do not use. Like a warm spring day that goes by without a refreshing walk, once the capacity is gone, there is no getting it back. We renew each day, and then each day is gone. We develop and deploy our skills and opportunities to use those skills inch by us when we're not looking.

The problems in front of us -- those that are not hiding, give us no excuse for not using those skills. High performance leaders apply their strengths in order to take the energy of those problems and convert it to some good.

Problems. Every leader has them.

How many problems could stand up to you using all of your clarity, courage, creativity, and compassion?

-- doug smith