Why This Is The Most Important Lesson I’ve Learned In Team Leadership

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…

5 Huge Ways Leaders Win By Just Showing Up

Woody Allen has famously said, “80% of success in life is just showing up.” Most leaders do a good job of showing up to their office and showing up in meetings. But there’s another huge arena where some some often overlooked leadership wins can be achieved. It’s those unscheduled, unplanned sometimes impromptu gatherings that don’t show…

How To Direct Your Leadership With Bold Declarations

Have you ever made a leadership declaration? When I was in my early 20’s and just embarking on my leadership journey, I made several such “declarations”, as I called them. I was beginning to establish my own approach to leadership and I thought it would be helpful if I were to articulate these approaches in the form of…

How To Generate Results By Adding Sizzle To Your Feedback

A lot of leaders set out to provide encouragement to members of their team. But in many cases, what is intended as positive reinforcement ends up being little more than cheer leading. Cheer leading is essentially empty “way to go” sentiments that have no lasting value or impact. They’re little more than happy-talk words, shared by…