When “Half Cookie” Integrity Results In a Leadership Disaster

To protect your integrity as a leader, don’t focus only on the big, obvious temptations. Watch out for the subtle deceptions. Think of it this way. Have you ever made a personal commitment to lose weight, or to simply eat healthier, only to come across a steaming, fresh-out-of-the-oven plate of chocolate chip cookies? You knew…

Why “Remove Negative People” Is Terrible Advice For Leaders

The world may tell you to remove negative people from your life. But if you strive to be an authentic leader, your goal should be just the opposite. You should be seeking out negative people, and placing yourself directly, and intentionally, in their midst. Authentic leadership requires nothing less of you. Authentic leadership is built…

How To Develop The 3 Essential Qualities In Kind Leadership

Leadership legacies are built more on kindness than they are on accomplishments. Kindness is action-oriented, and is an essential component to influencing lasting impact. Think of the qualities you have found in leaders who have had the greatest personal impact in your life. I’m sure that words like courageous, decisive, and visionary are somewhere on…

How To Fill Your Inner World For Greater Leadership Impact

The health of your inner-world directly affects your ability to lead effectively. Leaders are often uncomfortable in dealing with their inner world; matters of the heart. But the health of your inner world has a direct and profound bearing on your effectiveness as a leader. If your inner world is in order you will project a…