Own Your Life

We sometimes hear or see phrases that put significance to our lives.  As a coach, I love short, powerful expressions.  I recently saw one of those, [...]

How Much Praise is Enough?

By Neil Phillips. I don’t think we realize how powerful we are in creating our environment.  As a coach, I often have to support my [...]

How to Maximize Your Impact on Your Team.

By Neil Phillips. The usual answer is along the lines of “I need to tighten the reins of control.”  That means clearer organizational charts, roles, responsibilities, [...]

Why Obstacles Help a Leader

By Dana Phillips. This is a great little poem, author unknown, to remind us of the value of obstacles. There once was an oyster Whose [...]

You Just Might Change Your Life

By Neil Phillips. “A leader’s impact and legacy are in fact built through hundreds, even thousands, of interactive moments in time.” ~Douglas Conant. When Diane [...]

The Mysterious Question

Describing the difference between truly asking a question and really making a statement is a difficult task. Grammatically, it is a punctuation mark. Vocally, our [...]

All “Why’s” Matter—Even the Little Ones

By Neil Phillips. In direct sales, we tend to speak of the “emotional why” as that glorious motivation that you can barely articulate and seldom [...]

Getting and Giving Feedback from Your Team

By: Karen Orem As a leader, you’ve see it all too many times. Someone is excited about the opportunity, they sign up, they seem fired [...]

Avoid the Deadly Disease: “Manageritis” (Video)

By Dana Phillips. For aspiring leaders who are on the edge of advancing, or those leaders who just moved up, there is a highly dangerous [...]

Three Ways to Destroy Your Team Members (Video)

By Dana Phillips. Just as you, the leader, can build others, you have the power and capacity to tear down, even destroy those around you [...]