How To Add Impact To Your Leadership Language

Leaders talk like leaders. There is a rhythm, a cadence and an unmistakable style of communicating that can instantly be recognized in effective leaders. It’s a way of communicating that mobilizes teams, that instills confidence and that clarifies directions. Leaders talk like leaders. Like any language, the skill of talking like a leader can be…

4 Ways That Exaggeration Can Damage Your Leadership

As a leader you must certainly project optimism. But when you cross the line into hyperbole, your leadership is facing significant risks. Recently, a leader in my orbit described a meeting as “Quite possibly our best meeting ever!” Right away, the thought flashed through my mind, “I need to keep watching my own communication for any signs of…

3 Ways That Speaking Truth is the Kindest Form of Leadership

“The kindest form of leadership is the truth.” – Jack Welch The ability of a leader to speak the truth is not opposed to the idea of being kind. In leadership, speaking the truth is the very essence of kindness. When leaders shrink back from speaking truth in the name of “sparing their feelings”, they are,…

This Could Be The Most Important Leadership Skill in Turbulent Times

These turbulent times calls for leaders to up their game in every dimension. But no skill could be more important than that of leadership intelligence. When your team is feeling unsettled, or even fearful, there’s little point in casting vision, devising strategies or even setting goals; at least, not until you have grasped the emotional temperature…

3 Times “I Don’t Know” Is The Worst Leadership Answer

When a leader responds to a question by saying, “I don’t know”, it can reveal transparency and authenticity. But it can also reveal areas of a leader’s weakness. Increasingly, leaders are being coached that “It’s okay to say ‘I don’t know’”. This is a largely positive trend and, in the right context, can indeed point…