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LA 080: Leading Difficult People

JohnK August 3, 2019

Encourage We’ve all had to deal with them. Perhaps you still are dealing with them? Difficult People. They come in all shapes and sizes. All races, all genders, and all backgrounds. They only share two things in common, but I’ll come back to that in a little while. As a […]

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LA 078: You Got The Power

JohnK June 1, 2019

Encourage Your aptitude (your “natural” ability to do something) is thought by many people to be the main driver of their success. We raise people with those noticeable talents onto pedestals in a form of worship. Imagine yourself as a star soccer player, or the lead singer in your favourite […]

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LA 077: Let Go and Gain Control

JohnK May 4, 2019

Encourage One thing that separates the calm and joyful person from the stressed and depressed is a useful balance something known as the locus of control. Someone with an internal locus of control believes that he or she can influence events and their outcomes, while someone with an external locus […]

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LA 076: Where Is That Buck When You Need One?

JohnK January 31, 2019

President Harry S. Truman had a famous sign on his desk that read: “The Buck Stops Here.” A clear indicator that he accepted accountability for all the decisions of his administration. There are leaders like Truman in politics and organisations today, though not many. Accountability starts with honesty. Being able […]

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LA 075: Why Joy @ Work Matters

JohnK January 11, 2019

Encourage Imagine that someone created a red pill that adds years to your life; it reduces the risk of having a heart attack or stroke; cuts your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by more than fifty percent; helps you relax during the day and sleep better at night; it doubles your […]

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LA 074: How to Thrive When the Robots Rise

JohnK August 25, 2018

There’s a lot of excitement about artificial intelligence (AI) and the potential for robots to autonomously make decisions about what gets done, how it gets done, and who does it. As the technology fast approaches the dreams of science fiction, many professionals, blue and white colour workers are beginning to […]