How Leaders Harness the Power of Leadership Intelligence

Can you read a spreadsheet? Good. Leaders must do that. Can you design a strategy? Good. Leaders must do that too. Can you execute a plan? Good. Leader must also do that. But effective leadership also involves softer skills. Can you read a room? Can you sense the emotional temperature of a team? Can you discern which way…

3 ‘Secret Handshakes’ Leaders Must Eliminate

The secret handshake. For years this covert means of greeting has enabled those on the inside of an organization to privately recognize one another, while ensuring that outsiders were not included. While most teams do not have a literal secret handshake, many have unknowingly adopted practices that are just as secretive, and just as mystifying…

How “I Hate Meetings” Can Be Hurting Your Leadership

When did the “I hate meetings” movement begin? Really! When did this start? When did it become the fashionable go-to statement when leaders gather to hear them say to one another, “I just hate meetings!” “Oh ya?! I hate them more!” “Well I REALLY hate meetings!” When You Say ‘I Hate Meetings’ Your Team Hears Something…

3 Outdated Axioms Leaders Should Stop Using in 2018

Have you ever encountered a leader who clearly had leadership skills, but who somehow seemed to be out of step? It happens more often than you’d think. “Out of step leadership” is demonstrated when a leader seems to be stuck in outdated leadership principles, which are often revealed through 3 outdated leadership axioms. If you find yourself clinging…