3 Times “I Don’t Know” Is The Worst Leadership Answer

When a leader responds to a question by saying, “I don’t know”, it can reveal transparency and authenticity. But it can also reveal areas of a leader’s weakness. Increasingly, leaders are being coached that “It’s okay to say ‘I don’t know’”. This is a largely positive trend and, in the right context, can indeed point…

How to Avoid the 4 Temptations of Being a Nice Leader

Being known as a nice person has been considered by some to be detrimental to effective leadership. But the evidence would indicate that just the opposite is true. In today’s world, nice people really do finish first when it comes to leadership. Niceness is not weakness. It is not passive and indecisive. It simply means…

Beware of these 5 Fake Leadership Costumes

A lot of what passes for leadership can often be nothing more than simply wearing a leadership costume. But authentic leadership isn’t about what you show on the outside; it’s about who you are on the inside. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld has a hilarious routine about being given a Superman costume for a Halloween present. Reading…