Tools

5 Tips for Writing Effective Emails

In the era of remote workers and overly full calendars, many of our workplace interactions are reduced to email threads. Regardless of the recipient, keep these 5 tips in mind next time you compose an email.  This tool is designed for you to print, post, and share.  You can read more about these 5 tips…

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4 Keys to Winning When You are an Underdog

At some point, we all find ourselves in the position of underdog with the odds stacked against us. It’s during those times that we can benefit for doing 4 key things. This tool explains each key through a series of questions designed to take you from underdog to top dog. Here’s a PDF tool that…

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8 Culture Building Questions

If you want to create a culture that fosters engagement, here are eight culture building questions to get you started. Answer these questions on your own. Ask your team members to answer them too. Then, get together and have a conversation about culture you have, the own you collectively want, and the gap you need…

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Questions to Avoid the Lawnmower Leader Trap

Being a lawnmower leader can hold your people back. Don’t get us wrong. A leaders job is to remove obstacles, but not every obstacle. Leaders should help their people, but not do the work for them. The difference can be subtle at times, but the impact is huge.  You can read our article on not…

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7 Gifts that Great Leaders Give to Their People

If you want to give  your team a gift of true value, give them the gift of a great leader.  No, this gift isn’t wrapped in a fancy package. There is no one moment of surprise as the ribbon is untied. This gift is parceled out in small ways, everyday. It won’t break the bank…

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25 Item Mentorship Assessment

Great mentors take the time to reflect on their strengths and work to improve shortcomings.  This 25 item assessment provides you a chance to reflect on your mentorship abilities and to identify opportunities to get better. Below is a PDF version that you can download, use, and share. Patrick LeddinI try to be a catalyst…

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