3 Proven Ways To Avoid the Perils of Clipboard Leadership

Leadership is about producing results, not reports. If you’ve ever encountered a leader who seemed more interested in inspecting activities than in inspiring results, you’ve encountered Clipboard Leadership. Clipboard Leadership is one of the most demotivating forms of authority you are ever likely to encounter. Clipboard Leadership emerges when the need for reports begins to…

How To Transform Your Leadership With 5 Simple “To Do” Items

Self-leadership requires self-evaluation. Leaders must be able to end their day, look back, and know with certainty whether or not this was a good leadership day. That means having a “to do” list that reflects priorities worth pursuing. It means knowing exactly what comprises an effective leadership day; it means understanding the elements that work…

How to Recognize the Moments of Truth that Establish Your Leadership

Leadership is a role that must re re-established every day, by passing through a series of “moments of truth”. The key is to recognize those moments when they come along. A moment of truth takes the form of opportunities to do the right thing, over doing the easy thing. This morning my first moment of…

Why Leaders Must Know How To Seize An Ice Cream Season

There’s a huge difference between generating momentum, and simply enjoying momentum. That’s a lesson I learned in my days as a younger leader, serving as the chair person of a non-profit organization. During a board meeting, as we reviewed some very strong accomplishments of the charity, I said to the board, “This board has achieved incredible…

How To Pull Decision Delays Out Of The Ditch

Have you ever seen a decision-making process go so horribly wrong that you really wondered if anything could pull it out of the ditch? It’s an excruciating sight to witness. Facts are being gathered, discussions are being held, research is being conducted, opinions are being sought, and yet no one seems to be actually moving…