In the winding mountain roads of Costa Rica, narrow one-lane bridges are common. At first, it was disconcerting. Even scary. I had all kind of bloody pictures in my mind of head-on collisions. . . . Until. . . Continue reading »
Costa Rica has many beautiful beaches. On our recent trip we enjoyed 5 of them. Yet we were very aware of a hidden danger many warned us about: hidden currents, or rip tides.
A rip current is a flow of water that has a mind of its own. . . Continue reading »
I just came back from a trip to Costa Rica. While enjoying nature there, I gathered many lessons that can apply to leadership. Today I want to share what I learned from the commonly called Blue-Jean frog, which is one of the most conspicuous of the Costa Rican frogs. Continue reading »
What do videogame designers know that leaders should know? That progress is a great human motivator! Most successful videogames have progress indicators and achievement markers. Videogame designers know how to create a sense of progress within all stages of the game. That’s what hooks the player into the game!
Effective leaders need to do the same for their subordinates. Continue reading »
Many things happen in the workday of an organization. Leaders have the power to affect progress and nourish employee’s motivation and engagement. After all, employee engagement is what drives the bottom line. How can you make a difference in the performance of the people that report to you?
The answer is so common place and simple that only 5 % of leaders recognize it. Continue reading »