How to Avoid Virtual Employee Disengagement

Leaders who are serious about overcoming the major causes of virtual employee disengagement – Disconnection, Distraction, and Deactivation can practice the 3 C’s of Virtual Employee Engagement. Leaders must lead in a different way when leading virtual employees. They must bring the best of themselves in three core practices of Connecting People, Coaching Performance, and … Read more How to Avoid Virtual Employee Disengagement

Power Messages that Activate Potential

The statements we make to people during critical times can either support or hinder their potential. That’s why I call these statements “Power Messages.”   The event is crystal clear in my memory. I was fifteen years old and a sophomore in high school. I was being driven home after a church youth activity by … Read more Power Messages that Activate Potential

Dark Psychology & Manipulation: Are You Unknowingly Using Them?

Dark Psychology is the art and science of manipulation and mind control. While Psychology is the study of human behavior and is central to our thoughts, actions, and interactions, the term Dark Psychology is the phenomenon by which people use tactics of motivation, persuasion, manipulation, and coercion to get what they want. While working on my doctorate … Read more Dark Psychology & Manipulation: Are You Unknowingly Using Them?

The 2 Most Important Ways to Connect and Influence

Do you want to influence and persuade more effectively? If so, you will have to learn how to connect with people in a way that builds trust and this often requires that you make this trust connection quickly!  Many of our daily interactions are quick and involve little conversation and exchange of words. A brief, “How’s … Read more The 2 Most Important Ways to Connect and Influence

The 5 Most Common Presentation Mistakes

Let’s be honest. We all hate sitting through boring presentations and speeches. You know, the ones where the speaker doesn’t seem to know his or her topic well and chooses to read the PowerPoint slides. Or worse, they read their presentation to you from a piece of paper. This is one of the 5 most … Read more The 5 Most Common Presentation Mistakes

How to Lead Motivating Meetings

How many boring meetings have you endured? Dozens, hundreds, dare I say…thousands. It’s unfortunate that meetings have received such a bad rap. Meetings can be informative, inspiring, and motivating, yet so many managers have created them to be tedious and wearisome. Face-to-face meetings are challenging enough as it is, and now with a more dispersed … Read more How to Lead Motivating Meetings