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…

How To Spot Leadership Character With 10 Easy Signs

To build a team on talent, just look at their resumes. But to build a team on character, listen to their words. Finding leaders for your team who exhibit the highest standards of character is the ballgame when it comes to building a world-class team. The question is, how do you find these people? I…

3 Ways Leaders Must Destroy “There Was A Day” Thinking

Has nostalgia hijacked your team’s vision? When you hear these kinds of wistful, nostalgic reflections it’s a warning sign that vision has been replaced by a memory… “We may be small now, but there was a day…” “We may not have a lot of impact now, but there was a day…” “We may be struggling now,…

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…