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…

What Kind Of Leader Should You Be In Uncertain Times?

During uncertain times, is  your leadership supposed to be that of an optimist, a pessimist, an idealist, or a realist? The answer is “yes”…and “no”…and “sometimes”… The reality is, there are times in an uncertain season when a leader must be a grim-faced pessimist, while in others it requires being a cheery-faced optimist. How do you know? Here’s…

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?”…