This Could Be The Most Important Leadership Skill in Turbulent Times

These turbulent times calls for leaders to up their game in every dimension. But no skill could be more important than that of leadership intelligence. When your team is feeling unsettled, or even fearful, there’s little point in casting vision, devising strategies or even setting goals; at least, not until you have grasped the emotional temperature…

How to Easily Spot a Limp Leadership Culture

A leadership culture doesn’t happen by accident. It happens by careful, persistent reinforcement of leadership behaviors and values. If you have succeeded in developing such a culture, you’ll know that the benefits to the team are tremendously important. In a leadership culture, goals are embraced, there’s a ‘bias towards action’, there is built-in accountability, and…

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.…