Defining Leadership … I’m an Excellent Driver (Video Blog)

Defining Leadership … I’m an Excellent Driver Defining leadership is about as easy as trying to describe the experience of tasting chocolate  to someone who has never experienced sweets. Why? Because everyone has a vastly different opinion about how to define leadership. I once heard a so-called expert on everything define driving in traffic and not…

The A.R.T. of the Question – More Powerful Than a Locomotive (Concl.)

The A.R.T. of the Question – More Powerful Than a Locomotive (Part 4/4) I was working with a Fortune 100 client for a couple of years. Not long ago he made the decision to take his team through our Leadership Development Program, The Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others ®. During one of our group…

The A.R.T of the Question – Questioning Others (Pt. 3/4)

The A.R.T. of Questioning Others – (Part 3 of a 4 Part Series) Asking great questions is an art. Questions have to be simple, well thought-out, and you have to be patient. The challenge for most leaders is that in coaching conversations they get impatient. Task-driven leaders may approach these types of conversations as an item to check off their…

The Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others™: Authority versus Control

The Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others™: Authority versus Control A brief excerpt from Joe’s new book, The Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others™, coming out later this year. A number of years ago a colleague of mine recommended a book entitled, Power versus Force by David Hawkins. It was an extremely powerful…

The Art of Leading Coaching & Influencing Others: Privilege & Calling vs. Entitlement

The Art of Leading Coaching & Influencing Others: Privilege & Calling vs. Entitlement CLICK THE VIDEO ABOVE & LEARN WHY LEADERSHIP  ISN’T A REWARD FOR PERFORMANCE … IT IS A CALLING! When you look at how most companies select leaders, it is a rather simple process. We take a great performer (because they achieved great…

Influencing Others: Outside-In or Inside-Out

Influencing Others: Outside-In or Inside-Out Your greatest ability to influence others comes from the fact that influencing others is not an outside-in job … it is an inside-out job! Before I explain why … answer the following questions and be brutally honest with yourself: In a conversation with another person, do you spend the majority…