5 Dangers of Fire-Drill Leadership

“All hands on deck!” “Emergency meeting!” “Everyone into the conference room, PRONTO!” These shrill calls can create tremendous urgency, even excitement in an organization. I call this “Fire Drill Leadership”. Everything seems like an emergency. But the best leaders I’ve known keep these fire drills to a bare minimum. Because they know that, overdone, keeping such a…

6 “Culture Killers” Leaders Must Avoid

  What you allow, you encourage. In leadership, this nugget of truth is especially true when it comes to the building of a healthy culture. When the leader allows fun, candor, initiative and diligence, those qualities will be encouraged to flourish. Similarly, when you allow Culture Killers like grumbling, selfishness and laziness, so too are…

Beware of the 3 Teams That Can Steal a Leader’s Heart

Here’s a question that could reveal an awful lot about the health of your team and your leadership. “How do you really feel about your present team?” This isn’t a question about vision, strategy, goals or even competencies. At an important level this is about how the leader actually feels about the team, the organization,…