Is This The Most Important Principle In Team Leadership?

Every leader leads two teams; there’s the team you inherited, and there’s the team you built. This key truth has been one of the most important leadership principles I’ve ever learned. The team you inherited were already in place before you showed up. They had been assembled by your predecessor, and you simply came along…

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 Leadership ‘Wins’ Not Worth Celebrating

That which gets celebrated very quickly becomes embedded in your culture. If you celebrate teamwork, then collaboration will become a part of the culture. If you celebrate treating one another with kindness, then compassion will become a part of the culture. But be careful. Because you could be holding celebrations for accomplishments that could actually…

The Urgent Need to Avoid These 6 Culture Killers

What you allow, you encourage. In leadership, this nugget of truth is especially true when it comes to the building of a healthy culture. When the leader allows fun, candor, initiative and diligence, those qualities will be encouraged to flourish. Similarly, when you allow Culture Killers like grumbling, selfishness and laziness, so too are you…