How To Avoid the 3 Blows From a Leadership Shortcut

When you’re in a leadership slump, the temptation to take a shortcut can be overwhelming. But if you succumb to those temptations you can be inflicting unseen damage to your leadership. The fact is, every leader faces a slump from time to time: – The wins just aren’t happening, – The plan just isn’t coming together,…

Why There is Power in Giving Credit To the Team

In order to be an effective team leader, you must know the relative strengths of the individual team members. You need to know who it is that is consistently, and disproportionately, generating the initiatives that are creating the most ‘wins’ for your organization. But many organizations have developed a culture where having the leader possess such…

How To Develop The 3 Essential Qualities In Kind Leadership

In leadership, kindness is not weakness. Rather, to be effective, a leader must develop an authentic sense of empathy that can help forge the deepest of connections. Kindness is action-oriented, and is an essential component to influencing lasting impact. Think of the qualities you have found in leaders who have had the greatest personal impact in…

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,…