Discipline & Passion- Leadership’s “One-Two Punch”

It’s no secret. Passion is a required trait for any leader. But on its own, passion isn’t enough. Passion is certainly required to build a team, to implement change, and to drive towards a better future. But it will only get you out of the starting blocks. Effective leaders know that passion is only one…

10 Ways Leaders Build a Good Name

“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” Proverbs 22:1 What’s in a name? For leaders, just about everything. I’m not just talking about your reputation, although your reputation is a part of your name. And I’m not just talking about your personal brand, although…

Leadership from the Emotional Extremes

“What kind of mood is the boss in today?” In one of my first jobs coming out of college, that was the question that buzzed around the office almost every day. The leader of our department was so emotionally volatile that, depending on his particular disposition on any given day, it would change the kinds…

3 Ways to Put the Power in Empowerment

At the 2015 Global Leadership Summit, Sam Adeyemi delivered a highly impactful talk, called, Crushing the Power Chasm. In that memorable session, Adeyemi challenged leaders to close the gap between those with power, and those without. As he described the ways in which leaders can empower others, I thought back to a time when I…