4 Ways That Exaggeration Can Damage Your Leadership

It happened again.A leader in my orbit described a recent meeting as “Quite possibly our best meeting ever!” Really? As soon as the words were out of his mouth the thought flashed through my mind, “I need to keep watching my own communication for any signs of such exaggeration.”How many of these statements, or statements…

3 Simple Steps to True Authenticity in Leadership

A casual acquaintance bumps into you and asks, “How are you?” You instinctively reply, “Fine, thank you”, even though you are dealing with a significant problem. Are you being inauthentic? A competitor asks, “How’s business?” and you reply, “We’re holding our own,” even though your plan is not on track. Are you being inauthentic? The…

4 Ways Leaders Can Tell If They’re Hearing the Full Truth

Leaders must be truth-tellers. But it’s equally important to be truth-hearers. In order to chart a strong, accurate course, leaders must know they are receiving honest, direct feedback. But the reality is, every leader has experienced an occasion when the answer to a question has sounded somehow “off”. It might not have sounded like a…

5 Outdated Axioms That Can Be Hurting Your Leadership

What you believe as a leader will ultimately determine who you become as a leader. Unfortunately, the beliefs that many leaders cling to are not only outdated, but they can severely limit the growth potential of a leader who subscribes to these ideas. Here are five of the most commonly held leadership beliefs that could…