Quick tips to energize your daily leadership activities.

Leadership Caffeine™—It’s Time to Deliberately Strengthen Your Internal Network

What are you doing weekly to develop, renew, and repair key workplace relationships deliberately? If you don't have a solid answer for this question plus calendar time dedicated to the work, it needs to be elevated to your priority list. It's time to make strengthening your workplace network a top priority. In this article, I share why and how, along with a few finer points for consideration. 

Leadership Caffeine Podcast—Professor Thomas J. DeLong

The best leadership book I've encountered in years isn't ostensibly about leading. The book is Teaching by Heart: One Professor's Journey to Inspire, by Thomas J. DeLong at Harvard. You'll love getting to know Tom and his passion for teaching, and you won't be able to help drawing some fabulous leadership lessons from him along the way.

Leadership Caffeine™—We Are All Emerging Leaders

Here’s a little secret. When I use the phrase “emerging leader,” I’m talking about all of us. You’re never done learning to lead. Some of us are a bit more experienced, and others are more effective than others, yet even at retirement, the job of learning to lead is incomplete.

Reframing Your Relationship with Influence, Power, and Office Politics

It turns out, ignoring or avoiding the political environment in your workplace is naïve and career limiting. Instead, you need to rethink and reframe your relationship with office politics and focus on building clean-power. Here are seven ideas to help:

Feeling Powerless at Work? Five Ideas to Help You Regain Control

In my professional travels, I encounter a large number of individuals who express extreme frustration with their working lives. Many of them admit this state of unsettledness creeps into their personal lives, sowing stress and strain along the way. While some situations are generally rotten, in many instances, it is possible to counteract a sense of powerlessness by reframing your situation and acting differently. Here are five ideas to help you regain control: