Steven's Own Words
Here’s Why Assessment is Critical to Your Success as a Leader
As a leader, good decision-making is important, but assessing your decisions is critical. Help your team (and yourself!) succeed with the power of reflection.
In Between the Light & the Dark
Discover the power of lingering between the light and the dark places of life — and what we have to learn from the gray places.
Teams are Like a Swiss Watch
If you think the solution to conflict in your organization is to get everyone to agree and be in perfect alignment with one another, consider the Swiss watch.
The Quality of Our Questions Determines the Quality of Our Answers
A better question can make all the difference. Discover how high-quality questions yield informative answers and productive solutions to the problems you face.
The Case for Being Thankful Rather Than Right
This holiday season, embrace the power of being thankful rather than right — because, as it turns out, it’s not about right or wrong, and nothing lasts forever.
Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way!
If your team seems disengaged, a lack of clarity is likely to blame. Learn how to get to the heart of the problem, involve your team in the solution, and inspire everyone to get on board. (Hint: use their behavior to uncover the problem.)
The Truth About Commitment: the Chicken vs. the Pig
Are you looking for more commitment from your team? There’s a lot to be learned from the Chicken vs. the Pig — and whose breakfast contribution matters most.
How to Restore a Culture of Positive Accountability in Your Organization
If your team is dysfunctional, chances are there’s a problem with accountability. Discover the power of positive accountability — and how it can revolutionize the culture of your organization.
8 Mistakes Executive Leaders Make — and How to Avoid Them
I’ve worked with CEOs and executive leadership as an independent trainer and coach for 17 years, and time and time again, I see many of them making the same costly mistakes. And too often, these leaders aren’t aware of the impact these oversights have on their...
5 of My Favorite Resources for Becoming a Better Leader
Leading a team is a lot like being a long-distance runner. Leadership and marathons have a lot in common. They both require preparation, endurance, a strong — but humble — understanding of your capabilities, and a realistic sense of where you have room for...