Would You Know How To Survive a Cultural Earthquake?

One of the greatest tests a leader will ever face is when the team’s culture is suddenly, sometimes violently, shaken up. You might call these “cultural tremors”, and they can strike when the tectonic plates of the team’s culture are shifted. When that happens, the leader must quickly exercise the ability to read the changing…

How To 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…

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 Ways Leaders Must Destroy “There Was A Day” Thinking

Has nostalgia hijacked your team’s vision? When you hear these kinds of wistful, nostalgic reflections it’s a warning sign that vision has been replaced by a memory… “We may be small now, but there was a day…” “We may not have a lot of impact now, but there was a day…” “We may be struggling now,…

5 Huge Ways Leaders Win By Just Showing Up

Woody Allen has famously said, “80% of success in life is just showing up.” Most leaders do a good job of showing up to their office and showing up in meetings. But there’s another huge arena where some some often overlooked leadership wins can be achieved. It’s those unscheduled, unplanned sometimes impromptu gatherings that don’t show…