What Is The Single Phrase That Defines Great Leadership?

I am responsible. That single phrase reflects the fundamental distinction of a truly authentic, and effective leader. It is a phrase that underscores the core attribute that defines what it means to be a leader. It reminds everyone that, regardless of the circumstances, leaders cannot duck, they cannot evade, they cannot side-step. They are responsible.…

3 Ways To Avoid The Leadership Chaos In The Emotional Extremes

When you are experiencing any strong emotions, you are not at your leadership best. Your best leadership will always flow when you avoid the emotional extremes. In one of my first jobs coming out of college, the question that buzzed around the office almost every day was, “What kind of mood is the boss in today?”…

How To Discover A Christmas Leadership Miracle

A leader must be as jealously protective of their people as they are zealously focused on their goal. And as the Christmas season is upon us, you can find a vivid picture of how these two vital leadership principles can be intertwined by looking at one of the time-honored carols of the season. In Good King Wenceslas you…

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 simply means…