Confident Or Arrogant? 10 Ways Leaders Must Be Sure

People want to follow confidence, not arrogance. There’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance, but it’s a line that effective leaders dare not cross if they want to be a leader worth following. Confidence is achieved when a track record of competence, experience and wisdom all comes together. The result is a compelling sense of boldness…

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…

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…