3 Ways Leaders Must Destroy “There Was A Day” Thinking

Has nostalgia hijacked your team’s vision? When you hear these kinds of wistful, nostalgic reflections it’s a warning sign that vision has been replaced by a memory… “We may be small now, but there was a day…” “We may not have a lot of impact now, but there was a day…” “We may be struggling now,…

The Embarrassing Lesson That Impacted My Leadership

A leadership lesson I learned as a young leader has not only stayed with me for decades, it has become embedded in my leadership. But it took an embarrassing episode to learn it. In leadership you can’t have progress without process. As a much younger and inexperienced leader I found myself serving on the board 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,…

Leading Change? Time to Cash In Your Chips

Do you know how many change chips you’re carrying around in your pocket? Leaders possess a certain number of ‘change chips’. These chips are made up of credibility, respect, authority, good will and other essential leadership ingredients. Every leader carries these around in their pocket knowing that at the moment when they must introduce change they…