Big Problem? Know Which Bucket Has the Solution

Some leadership challenges remain unsolved, because you’re looking in the wrong bucket for the answer. Years ago I inherited the task of trimming $400,000 out of a $3,000,000 budget. The first $200,000 had been relatively painless. But now the job needed deep cuts; I needed to trim another $200,000, and I had run out of…

How to Increase Your Leadership By Weighing What Matters

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 effective leaders also know that in addition to these metrics which require counting, there are also vital indicators that require WEIGHING. They know that while counting tells you some important information,…

4 Clear Ways to Avoid Decision Disasters

“If you’re not clear who is supposed to be holding the decision 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 if you want to avoid a decision disaster, it’s all about knowing who is…

How To Direct Your Leadership With Bold Declarations

Have you ever made a leadership declaration? When I was in my early 20’s and just embarking on my leadership journey, I made several such “declarations”, as I called them. I was beginning to establish my own approach to leadership and I thought it would be helpful if I were to articulate these approaches in the form of…