4 Clear Ways to Avoid Decision Disasters

“If you’re not clear who is supposed to be holding the decision key, things will get very fuzzy, very fast.” That piece of leadership insight from a trusted mentor has helped me navigate some tricky leadership waters for many years. Because if you want to avoid a decision disaster, it’s all about knowing who is…

How To Generate Results By Adding Sizzle To Your Feedback

A lot of leaders set out to provide encouragement to members of their team. But in many cases, what is intended as positive reinforcement ends up being little more than cheer leading. Cheer leading is essentially empty “way to go” sentiments that have no lasting value or impact. They’re little more than happy-talk words, shared by…

4 Ways That Exaggeration Can Damage Your Leadership

It happened again.A leader in my orbit described a recent meeting as “Quite possibly our best meeting ever!” Really? As soon as the words were out of his mouth the thought flashed through my mind, “I need to keep watching my own communication for any signs of such exaggeration.”How many of these statements, or statements…