How “I Hate Meetings” Can Be Hurting Your Leadership

When you say, “I hate meetings!”, your team could be receiving a message that might be damaging your culture more than you ever realized. In recent years a virtual “movement” has sprung up in leadership circles where it has become increasingly fashionable to announce, “I hate meetings!” Often this sparks a dialogue that sounds something…

10 Sayings That Reveal The Heart of Courage in a Leader

In leadership, courage is not bluster. Courage is an inward reflection of a leader’s security and their resolve to continually move people closer to the goal. Some have mistakenly equated courageous leadership with such infamous cries such as, “Damn the torpedoes! Full steam ahead!” “Give me victory, or give me death!” “Cry havoc and let…

3 Ways Speaking Truth is the Kindest Form of Leadership

“The kindest form of leadership is the truth.” – Jack Welch The ability of a leader to speak the truth is not opposed to the idea of being kind. In leadership, speaking the truth is the very essence of kindness. When leaders shrink back from speaking truth in the name of “sparing their feelings”, they are,…

How to Strengthen Your Team with Tuning Fork Leadership

Subtle signs of misalignment can appear at any time on any team. The leader’s job is to restore alignment by relentlessly reinforcing clarity. This is called “Tuning Fork Leadership”. An actual tuning fork is a simple tool used as a standard of pitch to tune musical instruments. And like a piano tuner, a leader’s job is to…