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…

3 Ways 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,…