The Surprising Christmas Gift Every Leader Gives

Have you watched (or read) A Christmas Carol this year? To me, the Christmas season doesn’t begin until I’ve taken in this Dickens classic (preferably the Alistair Sim version!) Not only does this story contain so many timeless Christmas themes, but it also carries an important leadership truth: Leaders have the power to give the…

The Courage to Stop When Everyone Says ‘Go’

It could be that your greatest leadership contribution was never noticed; was never recognized, and might not have resulted in any new ground being taken for your cause. Because your greatest contribution might have been when you said ‘no’.  This point was drilled home during a recent leadership coaching session with Willow Creek Commmunity Church…

3 Ways to Put the Power Back in Empowerment

Of all leadership values, few can have as positive an impact on the culture and performance of a team than that of empowerment. Empowerment sees the transfer of authority and responsibility transferred from one leader to another. And when you have a team of truly empowered leaders, the results can be tremendously impactful. The challenge…

From Periods to Commas- How Leaders Expand Their Call

“I think we get trapped by titles.  We allow people to put a period where God has put a comma.” With that one simple, put profound statement, Bishop T.D. Jakes gave leaders at the 2016 Global Leadership Summit an entirely new way to think about their leadership “call”. Traditional thinking is that each leader focuses on their role, perhaps their title, and this role alone defines and determines their leadership call. But…