How You Use Power Says So Much

By Carey Nieuwhof | July 6, 2011

Okay…we’ll start here.  None of us like to use the word ‘power’ and a reference to ourselves in the same sentence.  We all like to…

How Was Your Weekend? (The Best Use of Your Downtime)

By Carey Nieuwhof | July 4, 2011

Everyone in North America is coming off a long weekend (Happy Canada Day and Independence Day)!  Here’s what I’m hoping you got: some down time…

The Only Thing Stopping You

By Carey Nieuwhof | June 16, 2011

You have a dream.  You have unrealized potential.  There are things you want to do that you haven’t done. Whether it’s your next step spiritually,…

Ask More Questions

By Carey Nieuwhof | June 12, 2011

One of the best things a leader can do is ask questions. When I started out as a leader, I thought it was my job…

Three Keys to Leading Up

By Carey Nieuwhof | June 6, 2011

I was reminded last week how often I get asked this question:  “So I’m on board with a change I want to make.  So’s my…

Will The World End Today?

By Carey Nieuwhof | May 20, 2011

So you’ve heard the buzz and the jokes.  Harold Camping has predicted that the world will end on Saturday May 21, 2011.  We even have…

21 Years After She Said Yes

By Carey Nieuwhof | May 19, 2011

Something personal on the blog today.  We’ve been married 21 years today.  Got married in the middle of law school. Toni was in my class.…

Cheerleader and Critic

By Carey Nieuwhof | May 18, 2011

Leaders find themselves wrestling with two roles all the time.  We are both the biggest cheerleaders and the biggest critics of everything within our organization.…

I Wish God….

By Carey Nieuwhof | May 16, 2011

I need your help.  I know you’ve thought about this.  Doesn’t matter how strong your faith is, you wish some things were different. In fact, you…

Leading with Your Life

By Carey Nieuwhof | May 13, 2011

You’re leading whether you want to or not. When I started out in life, I used to think leadership was something you did.  Now I…

The Problem with Routine

By Carey Nieuwhof | May 11, 2011

What is routine to you has the potential to be a defining moment for someone else. This happens to you all the time.  You have…

Obligations and Opportunities

By Carey Nieuwhof | May 9, 2011

It’s Monday…and you’re looking at the week ahead.  Chances are the week is a mixture of opportunities and obligations. There are things we have to…

11 Ways to Bring Your Best to the Table

By Carey Nieuwhof | May 6, 2011

What you and I should bring to the table every day is our best. There are some people who can solve a crisis in a…

Energy Management

By Carey Nieuwhof | May 4, 2011

Time management is one thing. But we all know people who put in lots of hours and get few results.  In fact, sometimes we are…

Work Backwards

By Carey Nieuwhof | May 2, 2011

Many of us go to conference, have dreams or envision a future that’s different from the present.  That’s normal, and frankly, admirable.  Life is better…