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 a Line in the Sand Strengthens Your Leadership

Have you drawn a leadership line in the sand? A line in the sand is where your core values intersect with real life situations. Several years ago I was called in to help stabilize a non-profit organization which had been in a financial tailspin. About three months into this journey the Chief Financial Officer came into…