How Leaders Solve the Biggest Problem-Solving Problems

Problem-solving is in the “DNA” of effective leadership.  So how come sometimes it just doesn’t work? Why is it that some attempts at problem-solving feel like you’re just butting your head into a brick wall? Why do some of the best-intentioned problem-solving initiatives just fall flat? Sometimes it’s because, right out of the gate, you…

Don’t Settle for ‘Change’, Push for ‘Growth’

There’s a subtle form of complacency that can creep into the mindset of just about any leader. It’s the willingness to settle for Change, when it is really Growth that is called for. The difference might sound subtle, but in fact it is an important and significant difference. Leaders armed with the growth mindset are…

5 Times Leaders Just Need to Stop Talking

Leaders need to talk. They must cast vision. They must issue challenges. They must extend encouragement. But just as importantly, effective leaders also grasp another fundamental truth: Sometimes leaders need to just stop talking. These are times when the most effective communication strategy is not say a thing. 1. When it’s time to listen When…