How Leaders Harness the Power of Leadership Intelligence

Can you read a spreadsheet? Good. Leaders must do that. Can you design a strategy? Good. Leaders must do that too. Can you execute a plan? Good. Leader must also do that. But effective leadership also involves softer skills. Can you read a room? Can you sense the emotional temperature of a team? Can you discern which way…

How “I Hate Meetings” Can Be Hurting Your Leadership

When did the “I hate meetings” movement begin? Really! When did this start? When did it become the fashionable go-to statement when leaders gather to hear them say to one another, “I just hate meetings!” “Oh ya?! I hate them more!” “Well I REALLY hate meetings!” When You Say ‘I Hate Meetings’ Your Team Hears Something…

One Leadership Blog You’ll Read NOT about Resolutions

There are hundreds of posts readily available today to help you set new leadership targets for 2018. Today, I want to ask you a very different leadership question: “Is my soul in a better place today than it was a year ago?” For 365 days you’ve been doing the hard work of leadership. You’ve been:…

10 Simple Rules for Mastering the Language of Leadership

Have you ever tried to help a tourist with directions, only to discover that there is a language barrier? Pretty frustrating, isn’t it? When you don’t speak the same language even basic communication can be met with a blank stare. And it’s no different when you’re dealing with leaders. There is a distinct “language” of…