Level One Influence: My Presence Matters – The Five Levels of Influence (Part 2)

This is part two in the series, The Five Levels of Influence. You can read part one here. For reference, here are the five levels: My presence matters My presence shapes the behavior of others My presence outlasts my presence My presence can shape the presence of others My presence can contribute to achievements beyond my [...]

Level One Influence: My Presence Matters – The Five Levels of Influence (Part 2)2019-07-01T09:49:06-04:00

Is Your Influence Quotient Working For or Against Your Leadership (The Five Levels of Influence, Pt. 1)

Colin O’Brady is trying to cross the Antarctic alone. You can read about this attempt in Hilary Brueck’s Business Insider article. To put the trek in perspective Brueck posted this map. I’m not sure how far away Colin is from another human being, but based on the map, I’d say he’s got plenty of openings [...]

Is Your Influence Quotient Working For or Against Your Leadership (The Five Levels of Influence, Pt. 1)2018-12-17T17:10:48-04:00

The Ingenuity Lab Podcast: Toxic Pivots – 3 Strategies That Will Help You Deliver More Authentic and Strategic Messages

The way we "message" important information and communications matters, a lot. In part two, of this two-part podcast, I explore three strategies you can use that will help you avoid toxic communication and instead deliver messages that energize people to advance important elements of your mission. You can listen to part one HERE.

The Ingenuity Lab Podcast: Toxic Pivots – 3 Strategies That Will Help You Deliver More Authentic and Strategic Messages2018-12-10T11:40:29-04:00

Podcast: If you’re doing this one thing, you’re wrecking the creative energy of people around you

Are you wrecking the very energy you want from the people around you? It's easier to do than you might think. In this episode of, The Ingenuity Lab Podcast, we explore a subtle but insidious communication behavior that wipes out the creativity, ingenuity, and effort you need to achieve critical results. And what is this poison-packed [...]

Podcast: If you’re doing this one thing, you’re wrecking the creative energy of people around you2018-11-25T11:16:25-04:00

Three Lies That Distort Life And Work (Part One)

The longer I live and work, the more in touch I am with my frailties. It’s not my favorite moment when I realize that I am not Buzz Light Year. I don’t do everything perfect. I screw up and have flaws. Many. I am a mixed bag of motives, virtues and vices. Over the years, [...]

Three Lies That Distort Life And Work (Part One)2017-09-26T06:39:01-04:00

Do you know how a zipper works and why we need each other

Do you know how a toilet works? How about your air conditioning at home? Dishwasher? Your local form of government? Chances are good, that you don’t know as much about those things as you think. Want me to prove it? Please Explain In the late 90’s Frank Keil and Leon Rozenblit, cognitive scientists at Yale created [...]

Do you know how a zipper works and why we need each other2018-12-10T14:17:56-04:00

“Coaching” at work is not a four-letter word

Adapted from, Intersections: Four Deliberate Actions That Help You Create Solutions And Achieve Results. Dave Fleming. c. 2017. Coaching is Your Friend Golf swings, musical instruments, exercise regimens and hundreds of other activities. It's no big deal to get coaching for any of them. You're not a failure if you do, get coaching. You're seen [...]

“Coaching” at work is not a four-letter word2017-07-11T21:10:32-04:00

Ingenuity Tip: When It Comes To Everyday Achievement, Stop Using The Word “Awesome”

The Universe. The human brain. The Grand Canyon. Any of the world's oceans. Quantum Physics. -- The things above deserve to be described as, "awesome." They fit the definition and spirit of the word. Here's one generally agreed upon definition of "awesome."     exhibiting or marked by awe; showing reverence, admiration, or fear.   When [...]

Ingenuity Tip: When It Comes To Everyday Achievement, Stop Using The Word “Awesome”2018-12-10T13:43:16-04:00

Generate more solutions with these two types of thinking

Adapted from the book, Tribal Alchemy: Mining Your Team's Collective Ingenuity. c. 2016. Dave Fleming.   Explore and evaluate combinations of ideas through divergent and convergent thinking In order to be successful, your team needs to consistently create real-time solutions and results. The solutions you need come, in part, from insights you generate through your [...]

Generate more solutions with these two types of thinking2017-03-20T07:56:02-04:00

Ingenuity Tip: Three Leader-Actions That Will Infuse Ingenuity Into Your Execution

Here are three leader actions that infuse ingenuity into execution. Listen below.   [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/308980359" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

Ingenuity Tip: Three Leader-Actions That Will Infuse Ingenuity Into Your Execution2017-02-22T07:15:49-04:00

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