Why You Need To Know Which Team You’re Really Leading

Every leader leads two teams; there’s the team you inherited, and there’s the team you built. This key truth has been one of the most important lessons I’ve ever learned with respect to team leadership. The team you inherited were already in place before you showed up. They had been assembled by your predecessor, and…

3 Indicators You Need to Recharge Your Leadership Battery

When your leadership battery is fully charged, everyone around you wins. The leader sets the emotional and cultural tone for the team. And so when the leader’s personal energy is running strong the entire culture benefits. Teams are more cohesive Tough decisions are made with confidence Tensions on the team are resolved in a healthy manner…

How To Clear Your Thinking for Great Decision-Making

Clear decision-making flows from an uncluttered mind. Knowing how to de-clutter your thinking can make or break your ability to make the right call. When a decision is looming, it’s time for clarity. It’s the time for an ability to organize your thoughts, weigh the most relevant data and sift through the most important opinions. But…

How 4 Simple Questions Can Redefine a “Great Leadership Day”

Wherever you lead, and in whatever capacity, there is one question that should be top of mind when the day is done. “Did I lead well today?” If you can’t answer that question clearly and definitively each and every day, what was the point of all of that leadership energy you expended? What was the…