3 Ways You Can Turn “Fearless” into “Courageous”

The idea of the “fearless leader” owes more to myth than it does to leadership reality. The goal is not to be fearless, the goal is to be courageous. There’s a world of difference. A fascinating conversation I had with a professional athlete painted a vivid picture of this. During my college days, I supported…

3 Signs You Might Be Sliding into ‘Clipboard Leadership’

Have you ever encountered someone in a position of authority, who equated Leading with Inspecting? These are people who somehow find themselves with a semblance of responsibility, but rather than really leading they reduce their activities to merely inspecting activities and outputs. This is Clipboard Leadership, and it is one of the most demotivating forms…

My Top 10 “Back to the Future” Leadership Lessons

  Recently I gave myself a “Back to the Future” leadership assessment. I asked myself, “How would I lead differently in my younger days if I could do it all over again?” I came up with pages full of notes, which I ultimately boiled down to my personal top 10 list of ways I would lead differently,…

Want Game-Changing Results? Start with Game-Changing Questions

If you want game-changing leadership results, you need to frame game-changing leadership questions. This crucial principle was driven home this week here in Brazil, as Bill Hybels continued to provide leadership coaching in key cities across the country. The place; Belo Horizonte. The scenario; a keen young church leader asking, “How can I get more…