Dysfunctional Leadership is Contagious

You cannot be an effective leader if you are dysfunctional everyplace else. When I was growing up, my coaches told me, “Leave your problems at the door.” No matter how much I wanted to please my coaches, I could not detach part of me and take the rest of me to practice. Believing you can … Read more

Why Should We Look to Women to Lead Through the Pandemic?

DIFFERENT COMMUNICATION STYLES Let us acknowledge that women and men are different physically and emotionally, which is why they tend to lead in different manners. While nothing is absolute, there are definite tendencies according to gender. Men and women who have invested in personal development flatten the curve. The primary reason men communicate is to … Read more

Moving Out of Fear Into Possibility

Fear is created from past experiences. It is the perception of possible pain or history of pain revisited. During these times of the pandemic when uncertainty is prevalent, the more attention given to the possible but not yet inevitable, the greater your suffering.   Fear cannot co-exist with faith. One or the other can exist, … Read more

How Leaders Can Support Teams Overcoming COVID PTSD

Leaders cannot expect their team members to return to work as they left. Many people returning to work will be suffering from COVID PTSD. They will have experienced one or more of the following: Disconnection from work, projects, leaders, and peers. Health challenges. Anxiety/fear about financial situation. Loss of a loved one. Relationship issues. Trauma … Read more

Winner’s Minutes: Smart Leaders Pivot Fast, Adjust, and Accept

During this time of heavy lay-offs where CEO’s are having to make tough emotional decisions about who remains with a paycheck and who must be let go, how do CEO’s cope with the stress? Every decision that a CEO makes during this economic downturn affects company dynamics, people, families, and communities. The health of a … Read more

Are You Awake or Just Breathing?

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“The contrasts in your life are meant to magnify you, not extinguish you.” -Sherry Winn How many times has it taken a monumental event to wake you up—to move you forward, to shake you out of your funk, to help you realize your inner winner? Most people need a shove to move forward. You get in … Read more

Followership: Without Great Followers Leaders Would Fail

Without Great Followers Leaders Would Fail

“If your ego gets in the way of knowing how valuable you are as a team member, it is because your ego can’t see that winning requires the ability to see the value of contribution.” -Sherry Winn How many times have you seen training offered for individuals to be great team members? Granted there are some … Read more

A Key Leadership Principle: Communication

Key Leadership Principle Communication

“Your ability to lead is dependent upon your ability to listen.” -Sherry Winn When I speak all around the country about leadership principles, the number one question I receive is: “How do I effectively communicate with my team members?” Most leaders struggle, because they believe effective communication is about talking. While talking is important, you … Read more

Do You Know the Best Way to Win in Life?

Do You Know the Best Way to Win in Life

Most people want to be WINNERS in life but the truth is that most people don’t know how to be WINNERS. They think they know what it takes to win but then when real effort is required, they bow out and create a litany of reasons why they can’t get what they want. Playing the … Read more

Do You Know What Really Matters?

What Really Matters

Most leaders don’t know that when you ask a question and your team members respond with, “I don’t know,” that they mean it? What? Eighty-five percent of your team members are not self-aware. They don’t ask questions like: Why did I say that? Why did I do that? What caused me to react that way? … Read more