Steven's Own Words
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...
Are You Treating Your Team Like a Power Boat or a Sailboat?
Dysfunctional team? Discover how your approach to leading your team — and how you navigate unexpected events and challenges — can help quell chaos and foster unity.
Why Your Starting Point Matters More Than Almost Anything
Consciously choosing your starting point can revolutionize your work, life, and relationships. Discover how to trade doubt and skepticism for a much healthier alternative — and better outcomes all around.
Here’s the Problem With Being Right All the Time
Discover how having to be right all the time robs others of their agency, ownership, and ambition to do great work independently — and how to lead in a better way.
Here’s How to Fix Your Dysfunctional Team for Good
Don’t settle for a dysfunctional team. Discover how insatiable curiosity is the key to healing a team that feels broken and divided beyond repair.