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 When you hear these kinds of wistful, nostalgic reflections it’s a warning sign that vision has been replaced by a memory… “We may be small now, but there was a day…” “We may not have a lot of impact now, but there was a day…” “We may be struggling now,…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

3 Leadership ‘Wins’ Not Worth Celebrating

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 be careful. Because you could be holding celebrations for accomplishments that could actually…

How To Generate Results By Adding Sizzle To Your Feedback

A lot of leaders set out to provide encouragement to members of their team. But in many cases, what is intended as positive reinforcement ends up being little more than cheer leading. Cheer leading is essentially empty “way to go” sentiments that have no lasting value or impact. They’re little more than happy-talk words, shared by…

4 Ways That Exaggeration Can Damage Your Leadership

It happened again.A leader in my orbit described a recent meeting as “Quite possibly our best meeting ever!” Really? As soon as the words were out of his mouth the thought flashed through my mind, “I need to keep watching my own communication for any signs of such exaggeration.”How many of these statements, or statements…