How to Seize Moments of Truth that Elevate Your Leadership

A moment of truth takes the form of opportunities to do the right thing, over doing the easy thing. Leadership is a role that must be re-established every day, by passing through a series of “moments of truth”. The key is to recognize those moments when they come along. One morning my first moment of…

How To Go From Control Freak to Results Freak

If you can’t resist the urge to control every detail of every plan, you will be the single greatest lid on your team’s potential. Leaders who feel the need to personally involve themselves in the minutia of the team’s operation rarely call themselves a “control freak”, but without realizing it, their need to control is impeding…

How To Escape The 5 Dangers of Fire-Drill Leadership

If everything is an emergency, nothing is an emergency. The truth of this leadership axiom is lost on many leaders who seem to lurch their leadership, and their team, from one panic-riddled crisis to another. I was once on a team led by such a leader. “All hands on deck!”, “Emergency meeting!” and  “Everyone into the conference room,…