How to Easily Spot a Limp Leadership Culture

A leadership culture doesn’t happen by accident. It happens by careful, persistent reinforcement of leadership behaviors and values. If you have succeeded in developing such a culture, you’ll know that the benefits to the team are tremendously important. In a leadership culture, goals are embraced, there’s a ‘bias towards action’, there is built-in accountability, and…

3 Times “I Don’t Know” Is The Worst Leadership Answer

When a leader responds to a question by saying, “I don’t know”, it can reveal transparency and authenticity. But it can also reveal areas of a leader’s weakness. Increasingly, leaders are being coached that “It’s okay to say ‘I don’t know’”. This is a largely positive trend and, in the right context, can indeed point…

Why You Need to Avoid These 6 Culture Killers

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 you…

How to Make a Big Impact by Living Small

In a culture that tells leaders to “dream big”, it’s important to remember that your greatest impact often comes when you “live small”. Living small means having a cadence to your leadership that allows you to respond to opportunities to make a difference in someone’s life. It’s leadership from the heart, and it usually involves impact…