Don’t Settle for ‘Change’, Push for ‘Growth’

There’s a subtle form of complacency that can creep into the mindset of just about any leader. It’s the willingness to settle for Change, when it is really Growth that is called for. The difference might sound subtle, but in fact it is an important and significant difference. Leaders armed with the growth mindset are…

5 Times Leaders Just Need to Stop Talking

Leaders need to talk. They must cast vision. They must issue challenges. They must extend encouragement. But just as importantly, effective leaders also grasp another fundamental truth: Sometimes leaders need to just stop talking. These are times when the most effective communication strategy is not say a thing. 1. When it’s time to listen When…

The Vital Importance of Respect in Leadership

In his opening talk at the 2017 Global Leadership Summit, GLS founder Bill Hybels called upon leaders to accept a higher standard when it comes to respect and civility. What a timely message this is. One need only listen to the shrill discord in the public arena surrounding racial issues in the United States, and…

3 Ways Your Inner-World Can Sharpen Your Leadership

The health of your inner-world directly affects your ability to lead effectively. Leaders are often uncomfortable in dealing with their inner world; matters of the heart. But the health of your inner world has a direct and profound bearing on your effectiveness as a leader. If your inner world is in order you will project a…