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…

How to Avoid the Wreckage of Distracted Leadership

Effective leadership requires clarity of thought. To make the timely decision, to accurately assess a complex situation, or to quickly respond to a team dysfunction, the leader must be fully dialed in and singularly focused on the issue at hand. Our world today is demanding a stop to the dangerous practice of “distracted driving”. When…

3 Ways to Prevent a Mis-Performance Meltdown

Leaders spend a great deal of time and effort addressing issues of under-performance on their team. But in most cases, the issue that should really be dealt with is that of Mis-Performance, not under-performance. Mis-performance is the all-too common malady that sees members of a team deliver less than optimal results not through lack of…

5 Surprising Ways That “I’m So Busy” Is A Credibility Killer

In a world that has attached a strange nobility to the notion of being busy, effective leaders stand out by avoiding the “I’m so busy” trap. One of the most effective leaders I’ve ever known was highly productive, and yet operated at a pace that was somehow both urgent and yet unhurried. I learned a…