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Leaders Make Tough Decisions

“This is eating me alive.  I have to fire one-third of my staff.  I love them.  They are all amazing.  How can I possibly choose?”  This recent conversation was real and raw and likely what many of us are facing right now.  The choices...

Ending the Year with the Same Baggage?

What baggage are you carrying forward from the beginning of the year that was left unaddressed during the year?  It’s a hard question to ponder and to face, yet crucial if you are to enter a new decade with a clear plan for completion.  There is nothing more...

Are you a Boss in a Bubble?

All leaders need a combination of feedback and information.  If you are in the rare position of regularly receiving open and honest feedback and complete information, celebrate and pass this article by.  As a manager, you are generally only getting partial...

The Distraction of Unresolved Workplace Emotions

“This whole thing could take the entire company down.”   My more-than-frustrated colleague was concerned about the distraction from one of his business teams – and understandably so.  A stand-off between two managers, based on their individual...

Transformation is a Leap of Faith

Leaders Inspired is in the business of supporting leadership transformation for individuals and their teams.  Transformation is a big concept. The dictionary defines it as a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance.  Someone who aspires to be a...

People, Profit or Process?

People, profit or process?  To decide one over the other is a lot like the question of which came first – the chicken or the egg.  What does come first?  A focus on people, clear business goals that result in profit or process to execute the...

Whole Hearted Listening

You think you are a good listener.  You mostly are not. All kinds of human things get in the way of listening in a whole-hearted way.  They could be perceptions of time, your need to reply, a desire to fix the situation, disinterest, or any other array of...

What are You Permitting By Your Failure to Address It?

What you tolerate, you permit.  What you judge, gets repeated.  Humans tend to show up in extremes – either you are turning a blind eye, or you are super critical to the nth degree. With this in mind, you are constantly in a ping pong game of permitting things that...

Own Your Side of The Street

Is there anything you need to clear up with anyone in your business or life?  Let’s do it.    Clearing up with another person is about owning your side of the street for whatever drama or story you have been carrying around for however long that has been.  It’s about...

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