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…

Warning! Stay Out of the Waters of ‘Watch Me Swim’ Leadership

Have you ever encountered a “Watch Me Swim” leader? This is the person who insists on letting you know about every accomplishment they’ve achieved, no matter how small or insignificant. The attitude is very similar to the child splashing around the swimming pool, desperate for the grown-ups to notice their aquatic abilities. For children in…

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…