How to Make a Big Impact by Living Small

In a culture that tells leaders to “dream big”, it’s important to remember that your greatest impact often comes when you “live small”. Living small means having a cadence to your leadership that allows you to respond to opportunities to make a difference in someone’s life. It’s leadership from the heart, and it usually involves impact…

How To Give Praise Without Destroying Your Culture

In order to build an effective culture, you must know the relative strengths of the individual team members. You need to know who it is that is consistently, and disproportionately, generating the initiatives that are creating the most ‘wins’ for your organization. But many organizations have developed a culture where having the leader possess such information…

How To Discover A Christmas Leadership Miracle

A leader must be as jealously protective of their people as they are zealously focused on their goal. And as the Christmas season is upon us, you can find a vivid picture of how these two vital leadership principles can be intertwined by looking at one of the time-honored carols of the season. In Good King Wenceslas you…

How To Go From Control Freak to Results Freak

If you can’t resist the urge to control every detail of every plan, you will be the single greatest lid on your team’s potential. Leaders who feel the need to personally involve themselves in the minutia of the team’s operation rarely call themselves a “control freak”, but without realizing it, their need to control is impeding…