Validation: A Powerful Practical Exercise for Leaders

What type of Leader are you?


There are three types of Leaders:

1) Leaders who attract followers

2) Leaders who do not attract followers and

3) all other Leaders.


What type of leader are you? Do you really understand how you influence your boss, your peers, your staff, your clients, your family members, or even yourself? The success lies in your hands. Explore your validation skills and apply them consistently.

Validate more and critique less: The power of validation will help you achieve your goals like a champion. Try it out the following exercise:


Day 1
Count the times you validate and the times you critique.        V _____  :  C _____

Analyze your scores.
Do you validate more than you critique? How satisfied are you with your findings? Get ready for the next step.


Day 2
Consciously validate more and observe the outcomes. More specifically, integrate at least one authentic encouragement during your next meeting and observe its impact.

This might be an effort for some and come natural to others. Don’t’ worry if it doesn’t come natural. You can learn it.


Validate over the next month or so and observe the results. Keep notes. If you don’t get the results you may miss something and contact us at [email protected] and together we will figure out the missing link.

In addition, watch the video you can control your level of success yourself. The more you validate others the more you succeed. The short video below illustrates the big impact you have daily.





Learn more and read Apple, Cake, and Skiing Wisdom: Optimism in the New Relationship Economy, 2012.