3 Outdated Axioms Leaders Should Stop Using in 2018

Have you ever encountered a leader who clearly had leadership skills, but who somehow seemed to be out of step? It happens more often than you’d think. “Out of step leadership” is demonstrated when a leader seems to be stuck in outdated leadership principles, which are often revealed through 3 outdated leadership axioms. If you find yourself clinging…

Don’t Settle for ‘Change’, Push for ‘Growth’

There’s a subtle form of complacency that can creep into the mindset of just about any leader. It’s the willingness to settle for Change, when it is really Growth that is called for. The difference might sound subtle, but in fact it is an important and significant difference. Leaders armed with the growth mindset are…

The Game-Changing Power of Leadership Intelligence

Can you read a spreadsheet? Good. Leaders must do that. Can you design a strategy? Good. Leaders must do that too. Can you execute a plan? Good. Leader must also do that. But effective leadership also involves softer skills. Can you read a room? Can you sense the emotional temperature of a team? Can you discern which way…

How Leaders Know It’s Time to Delete a Core Value

Take out a copy of your team’s core values. You know the one I mean. It’s either filed away in a folder called “Documents”, or perhaps it’s in that binder labeled “2012 Off-site Retreat”. It’s possible that it’s framed and posted on the wall in your staff coffee room. I’ll give you a minute while…