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…

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 When you hear these kinds of wistful, nostalgic reflections it’s a warning sign that vision has been replaced by a memory… “We may be small now, but there was a day…” “We may not have a lot of impact now, but there was a day…” “We may be struggling now,…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