GiANT Insights

The Power of Questions: Asking for Growth

A great question is better than a right answer to the wrong question. Questions are powerful. The good ones evoke exploration of a new perspective, the cementing of conviction, or the reconsideration of a belief that’s never been challenged. Such introspection plays an important role in helping us reflect and grow as people and leaders. […]

Fully Charged: What’s Keeping You From 100%?

We’ve all had those days, haven’t we? Those tough days, emotional days, draining days – the days where, for whatever reason, we just don’t feel 100%. Over time such days can take their toll. Even the positive aspect of rebounding back from those days can cause a dizzying sense of emotional nausea when the hi’s […]

Recalibrating Your Attitude: 6 Steps for Lasting Change

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill Everyone has an attitude. Attitudes can be good, bad, or indifferent, but they can also change hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly. However, as we mature we are supposed to gain more control over our attitude(s) so that we can function well as […]

3 Thoughts Every Leader Leader Must Master

If you want to be a good manager for you team, you must first learn to be a good manager of yourself. No matter what you think you can do through force of will, you can’t bring your best if you don’t put yourself in a position to be the healthiest version of you. It’s […]

Countering Change: Make It Your Own

When change occurs, instability follows.  Unfortunately, that means it can take a while to settle into a new normal. Some change is hard, while other times change brings new excitement. So, how do you handle change? Do you bury your head in the sand and refuse to acknowledge the changes taking place? Do you embrace […]

Getting to the End of Yourself: How to Make Your Leadership Come Alive

If your leadership is dead and your influence is shriveled up, let me suggest one step you can take to help make your leadership come alive. Get to the End of Yourself. That is it. Die to your self-seeking, self-promoting, self-defending way of life. When your day starts with you, ends with you, and is […]

10 Traits of Humble Leaders

Humility comes from confidence, grounded in competence, and seasoned with selflessness.  Here at GiANT, we believe that leaders define culture, and culture undergirds the lasting health, influence, and impact of an organization. Leaders, therefore, have a responsibility to place their people, their customers/constituents, and their causes above themselves. Not out of self-deprecation or martyrism, but […]

Trading Up: How to Trade a Bad Habit for a Healthier One

When it comes to changing culture, improving performance, or just growing into a better version of yourself everyday, one of the simplest ways to make progress is to come up with two lists: a Start Doing list and a Stop Doing list. It’s fairly self-explanatory, but a “Start Doing” list consists of writing down a […]

Cultivating Consistent Culture: 7 Questions That Need An Answer

At GiANT we believe that vocabulary creates language, language shapes culture, and culture beats strategy under pressure, every time. The way you talk about your organization, speak to your people, and communicate with your colleagues makes a difference. Specificity and common understanding keep people on the same page, rather than trailing off to different conclusions […]

How to Cultivate Change in Those You Lead

Leadership means fighting for the highest possible good in the lives of those you lead.  If this is the primary concern of leadership in relation to individual employees, then an important question to ask is, “How do people really change?” Since no one is perfect, it makes sense that every employee and leader will need […]

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