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…

How To Lead Change By Cashing In Your Chips

To introduce significant change, leaders must know when and how to cash in their “change chips”. Leaders possess a certain number of ‘change chips’, made up of credibility, respect, authority, good will and other essential leadership ingredients. You pick up change chips every time you keep your word, share credit with the team, achieve a key…

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,…

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…