How to Seize Moments of Truth that Elevate Your Leadership

A moment of truth takes the form of opportunities to do the right thing, over doing the easy thing. Leadership is a role that must be re-established every day, by passing through a series of “moments of truth”. The key is to recognize those moments when they come along. One morning my first moment of…

How To Increase Your Leadership Experience Without Stagnating

In leadership, there’s nothing quite like proven, reliable experience. That is, unless all that experience slides into nothing more than mere tired staleness. But effective leaders have a curious, and vital way to keep their leadership fresh and positive. It’s a counter-intuitive, almost contradictory perspective that prevents reliable experience from turning into simply tired and obsolete. It’s…

Why “Remove Negative People” Is Terrible Advice For Leaders

The world may tell you to remove negative people from your life. But if you strive to be an authentic leader, your goal should be just the opposite. You should be seeking out negative people, and placing yourself directly, and intentionally, in their midst. Authentic leadership requires nothing less of you. Authentic leadership is built…

10 Sayings That Reveal The Heart of Courage in a Leader

In leadership, courage is not bluster. Courage is an inward reflection of a leader’s security and their resolve to continually move people closer to the goal. Some have mistakenly equated courageous leadership with such infamous cries such as, “Damn the torpedoes! Full steam ahead!” “Give me victory, or give me death!” “Cry havoc and let…