5 Indicators that Values Drive Your Leadership

Nothing will give your leadership more certainty, more sure-footedness, than by leading out of your deeply held values. “Values-driven leadership”, as it is often known, is leadership that flows out those ideals which define your core essence. Leadership which flows out of these values allows you to make sure decisions which are not based on…

5 Outdated Axioms That Can Be Hurting Your Leadership

What you believe as a leader will ultimately determine who you become as a leader. Unfortunately, the beliefs that many leaders cling to are not only outdated, but they can severely limit the growth potential of a leader who subscribes to these ideas. Here are five of the most commonly held leadership beliefs that could…

How Leaders Harness the Power of Leadership Intelligence

Can you read a spreadsheet? Good. Leaders must do that. Can you design a strategy? Good. Leaders must do that too. Can you execute a plan? Good. Leader must also do that. But effective leadership also involves softer skills. Can you read a room? Can you sense the emotional temperature of a team? Can you discern which way…

10 Ways Leaders Become ‘Grandmasters’

Leadership is a lot like a game of chess. Like a grandmaster in chess, the best leaders have an uncanny ability to look several moves ahead. They anticipate changes; some well down the road and adapt accordingly. Watch a grandmaster chess champion in action and you’ll see what I mean. Unlike pedestrian players, like me,…