Are you a genius or a genius-maker? We’ve all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drains intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them and always needs to be the smartest person in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the diminishers of talent and commitment. [click to continue…]


155: How to Inspire Lifetime Loyalty | with Lee Caraher

by Monica Harrison on April 15, 2017

As millions of millennials and the even younger GenZers come into the workforce with very different expectations and definitions of loyalty, companies need to shift to make the most of those workers’ energy, skill sets, and incredible potential. Those companies that shift now for the long game of allegiance will have a strategic talent and efficiency advantage over those that don’t. [click to continue…]


152: Don’t Just Lead — 3 Ways to ENGAGE

March 1, 2017

In the 21st century, those who are changing the world aren’t just leaders; they’re engagers. Managers and leaders try to get others to do what is needed. Engagers create conditions and cultivate a team that is fully energized to achieve the organization’s purpose. Managers and leaders see themselves as the magic. Engagers see the team […]

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145: Rethinking Accountability — How to Use It to Help Your People Unlock Their Strengths | with Jonathan Raymond

October 1, 2016

Leaders everywhere talk about accountability, but nobody is defining what it really means — and more importantly, breaking it down into a set of skills that people could learn and apply. Accountability is about helping people unlock their strengths.

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The New Skills of Influence 3.0: Do you have what it takes to succeed today?

November 6, 2013

Managers and leaders get others to do what is needed. Engagers create conditions that energize everyone to achieve a shared purpose. Managers and leaders work as the hub of a wheel. Engagers work as the rim of a wheel. Managers and leaders see themselves as the magic. Engagers see the team as the magic. The […]

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Upgrade to Influence 3.0

October 25, 2013

I’m a born leader. A natural engager? Not so much. According to the DISC personality profiles, I’m primarily a D for Dominant, which is another way of saying “Bossy.” I’m a classic firstborn. I babysat my brother and sister in junior high, won a seat on Youth Council and earned valedictorian in high school, and […]

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Engagership: Stop leading. Start engaging.

October 14, 2013

Since the 1980s, there’s been constant discussion about the difference between a manager and a leader. The basic distinction has been: Manager: Works through people to get things done. Leader: Sets direction and inspires people to get the RIGHT things done. Both are needed, but the consistent message has been that a great leader – […]

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