What Kind Of Leader Should You Be In Uncertain Times?

During uncertain times, is  your leadership supposed to be that of an optimist, a pessimist, an idealist, or a realist? The answer is “yes”…and “no”…and “sometimes”… The reality is, there are times in an uncertain season when a leader must be a grim-faced pessimist, while in others it requires being a cheery-faced optimist. How do you know? Here’s…

How to Easily Spot a Limp Leadership Culture

A leadership culture doesn’t happen by accident. It happens by careful, persistent reinforcement of leadership behaviors and values. If you have succeeded in developing such a culture, you’ll know that the benefits to the team are tremendously important. In a leadership culture, goals are embraced, there’s a ‘bias towards action’, there is built-in accountability, and…

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…

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…