A Conversation with Janie Lacy: Business Owner, Psychotherapist, and Relationship Expert

On the latest episode of the Insights for Leading podcast, I interviewed Janie Lacy, owner of Life Counseling Solutions. Janie is a psychotherapist, relationship expert, TV commentator, podcast host, and much more! In this interview we talk about everything from…

It Starts With You

I always sign off my podcast by saying, "Leadership is not about you, but it starts with you." I do this because I believe it, and I need to constantly remind myself of this reality. Leadership is about serving others…

The Existential Dangers of a Toxic Culture

One of the most important responsibilities of a leader is to shape the culture of the organization or team they lead. More specifically, their responsibility is to create a culture that brings out the best in people -- a thriving…

Four Stages of Team Development

In 1965, psychologist Bruce Tuckman wrote an article entitled, "Developmental sequence in small groups." In this article he presented a model for the four stages of team development, which came to be known as forming, storming, norming, performing. This simple…

Tip For Leading Well: Be Constructive, Not Critical

When you lead others, one of the greatest challenges you will face is keeping yourself from becoming critical. Leaders expect a lot from people (as they should), and when those expectations are not met, they can quickly become cynical. At…

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