10 Qualities of the Leaders I Want on My Team

The starting place for building an effective “dream team” is in having a crystal clear picture of the qualities you want in the people. If you were to make a list of the attributes you would want on the members of your leadership team you would likely include such characteristics as: Go-getter.Someone who ‘makes it…

Why You 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…

5 Huge Ways Leaders Win By Just Showing Up

Woody Allen has famously said, “80% of success in life is just showing up.” Most leaders do a good job of showing up to their office and showing up in meetings. But there’s another huge arena where some some often overlooked leadership wins can be achieved. It’s those unscheduled, unplanned sometimes impromptu gatherings that don’t show…

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…