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…

What Is The Single Phrase That Defines Great Leadership?

I am responsible. That single phrase reflects the fundamental distinction of a truly authentic, and effective leader. It is a phrase that underscores the core attribute that defines what it means to be a leader. It reminds everyone that, regardless of the circumstances, leaders cannot duck, they cannot evade, they cannot side-step. They are responsible.…

How to Avoid the 4 Temptations of Being a Nice Leader

Being known as a nice person has been considered by some to be detrimental to effective leadership. But the evidence would indicate that just the opposite is true. In today’s world, nice people really do finish first when it comes to leadership. Niceness is not weakness. It is not passive and indecisive. It simply means…