How to Avoid the 4 Temptations of Being a Nice Leader

    Being known as a nice person has been considered by some to be detrimental to effective leadership. But the evidence would indicate that just the opposite is true. In today’s world, nice people really do finish first when it comes to leadership. Niceness is not weakness. It is not passive and indecisive. It…

How to Seize Moments of Truth that Elevate Your Leadership

A moment of truth takes the form of opportunities to do the right thing, over doing the easy thing. Leadership is a role that must be re-established every day, by passing through a series of “moments of truth”. The key is to recognize those moments when they come along. One morning my first moment of…

Beware of these 5 Fake Leadership Costumes

A lot of what passes for leadership can often be nothing more than simply wearing a leadership costume. But authentic leadership isn’t about what you show on the outside; it’s about who you are on the inside. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld has a hilarious routine about being given a Superman costume for a Halloween present. Reading…