Garland's commentaries

My commentaries reflect my personal thoughts about leadership, building INPowering workplaces and communities, and developing the personal qualities that can help you become the INPowered individual who can make a difference.

It is my hope that these commentaries will INCourate your spirit, INLiven your heart, INLighten your mind, and INLarge your expectations of living.

012: Why motivation is not what  you think

012: Why motivation is not what you think

  Many people talk about what motivates them, but no one explains what motivation actually is. In this episode of the Spirit of Leading, I delve into the dynamics of motivation to understand how it works, and why. Some of the issues I discuss...

011: The power of your brand

011: The power of your brand

  A picture is worth a thousand words.  What’s the picture, or image, that others have of you? What do people say about you when you are not in their presence? In this episode of The Spirit of Leading I discuss the power of images, and why symbols...

009: What are your sources of power?

009: What are your sources of power?

  The philosopher Plato said, “The measure of a man is what he does with power.” The legendary motivational speaker Zig Ziglar said, “Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared, but only men of character are...

007: What is an INPowering workplace?

007: What is an INPowering workplace?

  Workplace leaders say they want contributors and employees who will give heart and soul on the job, and workers say they want to give heart and soul on the job. Then when we read surveys from organizations such as Gallup that say 70% of the workers...

005: The power of A-ha

005: The power of A-ha

  You can improve your influence and trustworthiness by helping others think for themselves. Creating "A-Ha" moments for others and INLightening their minds should be a routine part of what we do as an INPowering leader. In this episode of The Spirit...

003: 7 Tenets of an INPowered Leader

003: 7 Tenets of an INPowered Leader

  Your philosophy of life drives who you are and what you do. If you are not sure what your philosophy of life is, this podcast will help you think about why it's important for you to spend some time thinking about yours. I have built my professional...

001: The new Spirit of Leading

001: The new Spirit of Leading

  After studying leadership and teaching about it all my adult life, I've refined my view about leading and leadership. In this inaugural Spirit of Leading podcast, I will introduce this vision of what I think and hope leadership will become known...

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