How to Avoid the Wreckage of Distracted Leadership

Effective leadership requires clarity of thought. To make the timely decision, to accurately assess a complex situation, or to quickly respond to a team dysfunction, the leader must be fully dialed in and singularly focused on the issue at hand. Our world today is demanding a stop to the dangerous practice of “distracted driving”. When…

3 Ways to Prevent a Mis-Performance Meltdown

Leaders spend a great deal of time and effort addressing issues of under-performance on their team. But in most cases, the issue that should really be dealt with is that of Mis-Performance, not under-performance. Mis-performance is the all-too common malady that sees members of a team deliver less than optimal results not through lack of…

How To Unleash the Power of the Spinal Tap Leadership Principle

Leadership requires “10 out of 10” level leadership day in and day out. But are there times when a leader must go even beyond “10 out of 10”? Yes. Sometimes. Sometimes a leader must punch their amp up to “11”. Fans of the classic comedy film This is Spinal Tap know exactly what I’m talking about. This…

3 Leadership ‘Wins’ Not Worth Celebrating

– Leaders build culture by what gets celebrated, and by what does not get celebrated. – That which gets celebrated very quickly becomes embedded in your culture. If you celebrate teamwork, then collaboration will become a part of the culture. If you celebrate treating one another with kindness, then compassion will become a part of…

3 Signs You Need to Focus the Team on the Big Picture

Individual goals matter, but if they cause you to lose sight of the big picture, you have a big problem. Because when people lose sight of the big picture, when the natural gravitational pull towards self-interest takes over, the team will lose focus, momentum and eventually it will lose out on whatever goal you are…