5 Simple Ways You Can Strengthen Your Leadership

Strength in leadership really matters. It’s what keeps a team on task, it’s what keeps momentum building, and it’s what prevents distractions from veering a movement off course. But actually defining what strength really looks like is one of the most misunderstood qualities in all of leadership. One of my first jobs out of college…

Why Leaders Must Know How To Seize An Ice Cream Season

There’s a huge difference between generating momentum, and simply enjoying momentum. That’s a lesson I learned in my days as a younger leader, serving as the chair person of a non-profit organization. During a board meeting, as we reviewed some very strong accomplishments of the charity, I said to the board, “This board has achieved incredible…

The Embarrassing Lesson That Impacted My Leadership

A leadership lesson I learned as a young leader has not only stayed with me for decades, it has become embedded in my leadership. But it took an embarrassing episode to learn it. In leadership you can’t have progress without process. As a much younger and inexperienced leader I found myself serving on the board of…

4 Clear Ways to Avoid Decision Disasters

“If you’re not clear who is supposed to be holding the decision key, things will get very fuzzy, very fast.” That piece of leadership insight from a trusted mentor has helped me navigate some tricky leadership waters for many years. Because if you want to avoid a decision disaster, it’s all about knowing who is…