Tag: support

What Needy Needs: 8 Ways To Empower Past Dependency

Needy drains energy. Needy distracts. Needy wastes time. Needy surfaces guilt “gosh, maybe they really do need more.” You want to help. Helping too much hurts them, you, and the rest of the team. Dig deeper to get to the root cause of dependency. Maybe it’s them. Be sure it’s not you.

Causes of Needy

Needy comes from: Upbringing Self-doubt Fear Incompetence Misunderstanding Lack

Simple Gifts: The Best You Can Do is Enough thumbnail

My favorite Christmas stories are the ones where a humble hero offers the best gifts he can muster.  It never looks like much on the outside. In Why The Chimes Rang, a small child accomplishes what all the rich and famous could not with their extravagant gifts.  He did what he could, with what he had. The Little Drummer Boy, “had no gift to bring” but we keep singing about him.  I

Who’s Your Leadership Pit Crew? A Saturday Salutation thumbnail

Who most serves as your leadership pit crew? How have they made a difference in your leadership? When is the last time you really thanked them?

Support Makes A Difference

Last weekend, my friend Julie and I (along with our three, 6 year olds) had an opportunity to serve as cheering squad and pit crew for our husbands competing in the Wisconsin Ironman, 140.6 mile swim, bike and run. It’s impressive

Questions of Influence: Asking Questions that Inspire Results thumbnail

How can we best ignite change and inspire growth, when we don’t have control? Later this month, I am bringing about 100 folks together to chat about influence. We will create space to share our stories. And take an honest look at how we roll.

“Because everything we say and do is the length and shadow of our souls. Our influence is determined by the quality of our

Saturday Salutations: Running on Kindness

Saturday Salutations: Running on Kindness thumbnail

It was mile 65 of the Devilman Triathlon. My wet hair was strung with seaweed. I had several layers of mud and grime on my face, arms and legs. I was sick from running on too many caffeinated gels, and slugging through the final miles of the run. The only time I have looked and felt worse, was childbirth. A man began to pass and then slowed down to match my pace. He smiled, “You look fantastic!” “Yeah

One Month and Growing: Reflections and Call for Feedback thumbnail

Please help me to reflect and grow. Letsgrowleaders is now one month old and is beginning to gain momentum. It has been quite a journey and I am looking forward to the road ahead. Thank you to all who have read, commented, and subscribed. You inspire me to observe, learn and share more. Thanks for being a vital part of the conversation. I have been enjoying some wonderful side effects since beginning the blog. I