The 3 Warning Signs of a ‘Clipboard Leadership’ Disaster

Leadership is about producing results, not reports. If you’ve ever encountered a leader who seemed more interested in inspecting activities than in inspiring results, you’ve encountered Clipboard Leadership. Clipboard Leadership is one of the most demotivating forms of authority you are ever likely to encounter. Clipboard Leadership emerges when the need for reports begins to…

How to Increase Your Leadership By Weighing What Matters

Effective leaders know that while certain metrics require counting, there are also vital indicators that require weighing. Let’s face it. Leaders measure. It’s part of what we do. It’s in our “DNA”. We want to know how many, how much, how often, how far and how fast. But as seasoned leaders will tell you, while counting tells you some important information,…

4 Ways Great Leaders Mine for Emerging Top Talent

As a leader, nothing you do will ensure long-term success like finding and developing emerging leadership talent. Effective leaders are like gold-miners, always looking for the next “rising star” on the team. Rising stars are those members of your team who are exhibiting ever-increasing passion, desire and, most importantly, results. So, how do you actually spot…

How To Pull Decision Delays Out Of The Ditch

In leadership, a delayed decision can be worse than no decision at all. Have you ever seen a decision-making process go so horribly wrong that you really wondered if anything could pull it out of the ditch? It’s an excruciating sight to witness. Facts are being gathered, discussions are being held, research is being conducted,…