7 Warning Signs You Might be ‘Bigger Than the Game’

If you were to ever stop and look at the great leadership and celebrity scandals that have hit in the past few years, you would notice some remarkable similarities. From the televangelists of the 1980’s getting caught in financial schemes, the politicians getting exposed in blatant, outrageous lies, to sex scandals involving athletes, no arena of…

10 Signs That Your Leadership Confidence is Sliding into Arrogance

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 Leaders Prevent ‘Experienced’ From Becoming Just ‘Tired’

There’s nothing quite like proven, reliable experience to help a leader navigate through the toughest of challenges. But effective leaders have a curious, and vital, counter-balance to such experience. It’s a counter-intuitive, almost contradictory perspective that prevents reliable experience from turning into simply tired and obsolete. It’s the ability to see the world through ‘young eyes’.…

How to Avoid the Copy-Cat Leadership Trap

One of the best ways to develop in your leadership is to learn from other leaders. Growing leaders will read about other great leaders, will seek to discern their leadership traits, even emulate their leadership skills. In my own development as a leader, nothing has proven to be more effective than to study the leadership…