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RightPath Resources and Influence Leadership Join Forces

RightPath Resources and Influence Leadership Join Forces Jerry Mabe and Chris Fuller are excited to announce that RightPath Resources and Influence Leadership are joining forces to create a combined organization, elevating service and product offerings to existing clients with the ability to provide long-term, sustainable resources and expertise to organizations of all sizes.  “Chris and […]

3 Keys to Effective Delegation

Delegation should be easy; just give someone a task and let them handle it. Yet, most people struggle to delegate well. There are many reasons delegation is difficult: fear that the job will be done poorly, reluctance to impose on others or taking the time to explain the task when it is faster to do it […]

A Leadership “Film Room”

During a recent leadership team building session, one participant shared his experience playing football (he had played for Penn State, the NFL and the Canadian Football League). During his playing days, he spent many hours in the “film room” evaluating his performance on the field. His coaches analyzed every detail of his play, including the […]

A Growth Mindset

Everyone experiences setbacks at work; failing to meet quarterly goals, product failures, or meetings that go off the rails. Yet, people have very different reactions to these setbacks. Some are resilient, learning from their mistake, ready to tackle the next challenge. Others get discouraged and give up, believing they aren’t capable of the task at hand. What […]

The Cost of Toxic Work Environments

In his new book, Dying for a Paycheck, Jeffrey Pfeffer, of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, argues that toxic work environments have a profound impact on employee health and corporate profitability. Extensively researched and thoughtfully written, Pfeffer lays out the hidden costs of high stress, toxic work environments. When people are fearful, anxious or worried it is […]

When Strengths Hinder Leadership

A person’s greatest strengths can hinder effective leadership. For example, Jason, the owner of a medium-sized restaurant, is naturally helpful, supportive and encouraging. His teenage employees appreciate his encouragement and, by following his example, have helped his restaurant earn a reputation for excellent customer service. Like all managers, Jason occasionally needs to correct his employees. […]

Are You Counting Down To Friday?

Many people have a “survive the week” mentality. They drag themselves into work each morning with the goal of surviving the day. Work is drudgery to be endured between weekends. They leave work each day exhausted, not from having worked hard, but from the tedium and boredom of just surviving the day. I remember a time in […]

Vision and Grit

In the inspiring book Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, Scott Kelly describes his journey to become an astronaut, living for a year and a half in space and commanding both the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. While the book recounts many fascinating details about living in space and NASA […]

Loyal Resistance

Having worked with thousands of leaders and their teams for the last decade, I often struggle to articulate how the best leaders develop high performing teams. In reading Mary Beth O’Neill’s book* on executive coaching, I found a two-word phrase which summarizes effective leadership quite elegantly. This simple phrase, “loyal resistance” summarizes two critical leadership behaviors. Great leaders […]