The Character Crisis that can Chase People Away

Have you ever found yourself being led by someone whose leadership you just couldn’t stand? Ever been around someone leading the charge who just completely rubbed you the wrong way? What were the characteristics you found so difficult to work with? During a leadership coaching session Global Leadership Summit founder Bill Hybels addressed this question.…

5 Dangers of Fire-Drill Leadership

“All hands on deck!” “Emergency meeting!” “Everyone into the conference room, PRONTO!” These shrill calls can create tremendous urgency, even excitement in an organization. I call this “Fire Drill Leadership”. Everything seems like an emergency. But the best leaders I’ve known keep these fire drills to a bare minimum. Because they know that, overdone, keeping such a…

Avoiding the Perils of ‘Watch Me Swim’ Leadership

Have you ever encountered a “Watch Me Swim” leader? This is the person who insists on letting you know about every accomplishment they’ve achieved, no matter how small or insignificant. The attitude is very similar to the child splashing around the swimming pool, desperate for the grown-ups to notice their aquatic abilities. For children in…