Motivational Communication (MI) and Leadership

Motivational Communication (MI) and Leadership

Many years ago, I was introduced to Motivational Interviewing. An evidence-based way to relate to people and situations where there is discourse and lack of motivation. Through the years I have seen how Motivational Interviewing has evoked motivation in many people....
Head in sand – not a leadership position!

Head in sand – not a leadership position!

The man called me and was completely devastated. He works for a large company and is one of the key people in the corporation’s IT department. His story is not unusual. He told me how he had been hit with a double whammy. Six months ago, him and his wife received news...
A competent leader does not feel uncomfortable.

A competent leader does not feel uncomfortable.

A man in the UK with whom I’ve been in contact writes. And with his permission I tell you: “After I received my cancer diagnosis I collapsed! It’s too early to die at 29! I panicked! Severe panic attacks, it was unbearable. My doctor wanted to put me on sick leave....
Locked positions!

Locked positions!

I don’t know how many times I’ve been called into situations in organizations and corporations where conflicts have made the work environment toxic. I particularly remember one large company where it had become unbearable. The employees including many middle managers...
Beyond the comfort zone!

Beyond the comfort zone!

Have you in your leadership role been faced with something that is beyond your comfort zone? Something that you know has to be done, but everything within you is screaming NO! I often meet leaders who have this feeling before meetings with their employees if the...

Motivational Communication (MI) and Leadership