Are These Judgement-Crushers Hurting Your Decisions?

One of the most important weapons in any leader’s arsenal is good judgement. Good judgement allows you to size up a challenging situation, and to make the right call. Good judgement allows you to examine a fork-in-the-road moment and to discern the appropriate path. And because good judgement is so vital a component in leadership,…

How To Escape The 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…

3 Ways To Keep Your Leadership Fresh and Powerful

There’s nothing quite like proven, reliable experience to help a leader navigate through the toughest of challenges. But effective leaders have a curious, and vital, counter-balance to such experience. It’s a counter-intuitive, almost contradictory perspective that prevents reliable experience from turning into simply tired and obsolete. It’s the ability to see the world through ‘young eyes’.…

4 Ways Leaders Can Tell If They’re Hearing the Full Truth

Leaders must be truth-tellers. But it’s equally important to be truth-hearers. In order to chart a strong, accurate course, leaders must know they are receiving honest, direct feedback. But the reality is, every leader has experienced an occasion when the answer to a question has sounded somehow “off”. It might not have sounded like a…