Nothing is as demoralizing as feeling like your leader is holding a grudge after you made a mistake. On this week’s #ThoughtfulThursdays episode, C...View Details

We all have a leadership dark side—our knee-jerk methods when we’re trying to do our best but we’re in over our heads. Control. Criticism. Avoid...View Details

We are so excited anticipating our upcoming 2nd anniversary and entering Hacking Your Leadership's third year! Thank you to all our listeners for supp...View Details

One of the things that drives us crazy is when leaders delegate something to someone and then tell them it was for their development! On this week’s...View Details

If you take over a team that is already performing well, what are the things you should and shouldn't do after you arrive? #HackingYourLeadership #Sta...View Details

We got some recent feedback on one of our topics and we couldn't be happier and more grateful that our listeners told us what they thought! On this we...View Details

Are a person’s leadership skills an indicator of whether or not they’re a good person? Have you ever had a fantastic employee who just completely ...View Details

Do you feel a sense of responsibility to help YOUR leaders get better? On this week’s #ThoughtfulThursdays episode, Chris discusses why great leade...View Details

If you believe a few weeks away from a job that's burning you out will reinvigorate your passion for that job, you're wrong. A job that's burning you ...View Details

Do you have fun at work? Data says that the best companies to work for are full of people who also have fun. On this week’s #ThoughtfulThursdays e...View Details

Just because you tell people that a specific metric or result needs to improve, doesn't mean they have any idea how to make that happen. And, often, t...View Details

Do you feel like your team doesn't listen to you or respect you because you can't do their job well. On this week’s #ThoughtfulThursdays episode, ...View Details

Nobody wants to be manipulated. And very few people change course simply because a peer wants to do things differently. When you are attempting to wie...View Details

Do you feel like you are wasting potential? Is no one being honest with you? Are you a fish out of water? Does nobody trust you? On this week’s #Th...View Details

Have you ever been passed over for a position or an opportunity, for which you were qualified, seemingly because you didn’t know the right people? Y...View Details

Are you on a ‘team’ at work? Most people are. Or at least they think they are. On this week’s #ThoughtfulThursdays episode, Chris discusses th...View Details

As employees continue to report low engagement and speak of the importance of regular feedback from their leaders, those leaders are finding it incred...View Details

Are you doing specific work to prepare yourself for a Leadership role? Does your direct boss know that you're interested? Are you good at your current...View Details

Some leaders have a tendency to assign the same responsibilities to multiple people. But at the end of the day the buck has to stop with someone. Beca...View Details

What the heck does it mean to have a “millennial-centric” workplace? Do millennials in the workplace actually want different things than GenX and ...View Details

Every time you say 'yes,' you're saying 'no' to something else. That's what prioritization is. And good leaders need to know how to do this. Link to o...View Details

On this week’s #ThoughtfulThursdays episode, Lorenzo shares a train wreck of a  performance conversation that he eavesdropped on while working in...View Details

Discussing specific elements of the article "The 10 Qualities of a True Leader" including transparency, living company values, and holding convictions...View Details

Hierarchies can be found in almost every organization in the developed, working world. And while the org charts in most companies are constantly chang...View Details

Firing an employee is one of the least enjoyable tasks a leader must do. But when it is done correctly, a good leader can turn an uncomfortable situat...View Details

On this week’s #ThoughtfulThursdays episode, Lorenzo talks about how leaders can become tempted to expand their responsibility and do work without...View Details

What happens if you have two or more really fantastic candidates for an internal promotion and each of them could do the job well? It’s a great prob...View Details

Many employees receive their performance appraisals and bonuses based not just on their own performance but on that of their team as well. On this wee...View Details

The people with whom you associate at work WILL make you better or they WILL make you worse. If you are trying to advance at your job, there might be ...View Details

As a leader, the spin game is so much fun, but not when it comes to developing your people! On this week’s #ThoughtfulThursdays episode, Lorenzo ta...View Details

When an employee suggests something terrible due to a lack of context, some leaders don’t want to give them an outright ‘no.’ Instead they attem...View Details

It’s no secret, different people doing the same role still make different salaries. And there are a number of reasons for this—some controllable a...View Details

One of the quickest ways to lower the morale of a team is to give the impression that you don’t hold low performers accountable. But since most perf...View Details

When you feel tension or a rift in the relationship between you and a coworker, is your go-to action to ignore it and hope it goes away? It won’t go...View Details

During stressful times at work, can your people look to you and your actions in order to be secure in their knowledge that everything is going to be o...View Details

Do you show up for your people the way that your best leaders and greatest mentors have shown up for you? On this week’s #ThoughtfulThursdays epis...View Details

Are you comfortable leaning on your values and actually taking sides in a conflict between two or more of your employees? Leaders who either fall back...View Details

Are you quick to jump in and get your hands dirty by doing tasks and busy work that your people normally do? On this week’s #ThoughtfulThursdays e...View Details

Do your employees like feedback delivered in a straightforward manner or a little on the sugarcoated side? If you lead a team comprised of employees f...View Details

What does it mean when someone tells you to own your development? Leaders tend to confuse training with development and often fail to clearly define e...View Details

If the only place you learn your leadership skills is at your job, you’re ignoring countless valuable places to accumulate knowledge and best practi...View Details

Do you know people who intentionally over-complicate their job when explaining it to others? When a person has a hard time justifying their own existe...View Details

If your high-performing people aren’t constantly asking to be challenged, stretched, and given responsibilities outside their core job duties, it co...View Details

Lorenzo discusses a snippet of a Gary Vee YouTube video about making Empathy, Kindness and Gratitude cool. Video Link: Details

It’s easy to provide answers to your employees when asked. We all like feeling needed and many of us have a hard time telling people to go fend for ...View Details

Chris discusses the tendency of leaders to ask their employees to bring their best selves to work, and why some leaders don't really have the right to...View Details

Since we know job stress, frustration with coworkers, and a lack of fulfillment from your work can lead to a myriad physiological problems, the job of...View Details

Lorenzo talks about Simon Sinek's upcoming book and how the idea of infinite and finite games apply to leadership. Simon Sinek video link: https://yo...View Details

Have you ever walked into a chaotic environment and seen someone who seems to be unaffected by the chaos. He or she just seems to know what’s going ...View Details

Chris talks about why businesses have largely failed when they ask employees to cast aside their own values in order to accomplish organizational obje...View Details

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