Four Ways to Express Love to the People You Lead

Gary Chapman’s book The Five Love Languages has been a helpful resource to many couples. He challenges spouses to learn each other’s love language—how one most feels loved, pursued, and valued—whether through time, words of affirmation, acts of service, gifts, or touch. When Kaye, my wife, jokingly insists that she has all five languages, I […]

5 Ways to Say “Thanks” as a Leader (without a pay increase)

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader must become a servant and a debtor. ~ Max Depree Leaders must define reality, create urgency, and guide teams in a direction. But leaders must also say, “thank you.” They must continually express […]

Links for Leaders 4/4/14

“Be real with people or be prepared to lose them.” These strong words open this article from Brandon Cox about how to foster authenticity in your leadership culture. Many leaders fail to get the most out of their employees. Here are 8 leadership attributes to help you encourage your employees to go the extra mile. […]