So, Who is Holding the Decision-Making Key?

  “If you’re not clear who is supposed to be holding the decision-making key, things will get very fuzzy, very fast.” That piece of leadership insight from a trusted mentor has helped me navigate some tricky leadership waters for many years. Because when it comes to making important leadership decisions, it’s all about knowing who…

7 Signs You Might be “Bigger Than the Game”

If you were to ever stop and look at the great leadership and celebrity scandals that have hit in the past few years, you would notice some remarkable similarities. From the televangelists of the 1980’s getting caught in financial schemes, the politicians getting exposed in blatant, outrageous lies, to sex scandals involving athletes, no arena of…

5 Ways Leaders Win by Just Showing up

Woody Allen has famously said, “80% of success in life is just showing up.” Most leaders do a good job of showing up to their office and showing up in meetings. But there’s another huge arena where some some often overlooked leadership wins can be achieved. It’s those unscheduled, unplanned sometimes impromptu gatherings that don’t show…

Truth-telling in the Trenches of Leadership

  “We have just hit our goal and we’re still going strong!” That is leadership truth-telling at its easiest. “It appears we will miss the mark, and my own miscalculation is partially responsible.” That’s leadership truth-telling at its toughest, and at its most important. Because it’s when things are not going well that leaders find…