Beware of these 5 Fake Leadership Costumes

A lot of what passes for leadership can often be nothing more than simply wearing a leadership costume. But authentic leadership isn’t about what you show on the outside; it’s about who you are on the inside. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld has a hilarious routine about being given a Superman costume for a Halloween present. Reading…

Why Your Team Decisions Are Doomed to Fail

Teams don’t make decisions. Individuals make decisions. Every decision must have someone’s name written next to it.  The idea that there is such thing as a “team decision” is one of the biggest myths in leadership. And correcting that myth could represent a significant leadership breakthrough. Someone must own the outcome. Someone must pace around thinking…

How To Increase Your Leadership Experience Without Stagnating

In leadership, there’s nothing quite like proven, reliable experience. That is, unless all that experience slides into nothing more than mere tired staleness. But effective leaders have a curious, and vital way to keep their leadership fresh and positive. It’s a counter-intuitive, almost contradictory perspective that prevents reliable experience from turning into simply tired and obsolete. It’s…