4 Ways That Exaggeration Can Damage Your Leadership

As a leader you must certainly project optimism. But when you cross the line into hyperbole, your leadership is facing significant risks. Recently, a leader in my orbit described a meeting as “Quite possibly our best meeting ever!”Right away, the thought flashed through my mind, “I need to keep watching my own communication for any signs of such…

Are You Celebrating Wins That Are Hurting Your Culture?

That which gets celebrated very quickly becomes embedded in your culture.  If you celebrate teamwork, then collaboration will become a part of the culture. If you celebrate treating one another with kindness, then compassion will become a part of the culture. But it’s possible you could be holding celebrations for accomplishments that could actually be…

How “I Hate Meetings” Can Be Hurting Your Leadership

When you say, “I hate meetings!”, your team could be receiving a message that might be damaging your culture more than you ever realized. In recent years a virtual “movement” has sprung up in leadership circles where it has become increasingly fashionable to announce, “I hate meetings!” Often this sparks a dialogue that sounds something…

How to Strengthen Your Team with Tuning Fork Leadership

Subtle signs of misalignment can appear at any time on any team. The leader’s job is to restore alignment by relentlessly reinforcing clarity. This is called “Tuning Fork Leadership”. An actual tuning fork is a simple tool used as a standard of pitch to tune musical instruments. And like a piano tuner, a leader’s job is to…

4 Ways Great Leaders Mine for Emerging Top Talent

As a leader, nothing you do will ensure long-term success like finding and developing emerging leadership talent. Effective leaders are like gold-miners, always looking for the next “rising star” on the team. Rising stars are those members of your team who are exhibiting ever-increasing passion, desire and, most importantly, results. So, how do you actually spot…