4 Important Lines Leaders Navigate To Be Effective

Leaders love starting lines, and they love finish lines. But effective leaders know that the battle is often won in the less glamorous “in-between” lines. Starting lines provide energy and excitement. They represent the launch of a new project or initiative. They represent take off, lift off and the possibilities of a new leadership adventure. But…

5 Judgement-Crushers to Avoid When Leading In A Crisis

Leading in and through a turbulent season requires extraordinary judgement. You must be able to make quick decisions and to respond to ever-shifting circumstances. Without good judgement, you simply can’t have good crisis leadership. Because good judgement is the key to unlocking good decisions. Good judgement allows you to size up a challenging situation, and…

3 Ways Your Fast Decisions Could Be Hurting Results

Today’s leadership culture celebrates fast decision making. But the reality is, if your decisions are happening too quickly you could be doing more harm than good. A recent Google search on the question, “How to make fast decisions” returned an astonishing 517,000,000 hits. Everyone, it seems wants to make fast leadership decisions. And there are…

3 Ways To Avoid The Leadership Chaos In The Emotional Extremes

When you are experiencing any strong emotions, you are not at your leadership best. Your best leadership will always flow when you avoid the emotional extremes. In one of my first jobs coming out of college, the question that buzzed around the office almost every day was, “What kind of mood is the boss in today?”…