Don’t Settle for ‘Change’, Push for ‘Growth’

There’s a subtle form of complacency that can creep into the mindset of just about any leader. It’s the willingness to settle for Change, when it is really Growth that is called for. The difference might sound subtle, but in fact it is an important and significant difference. Leaders armed with the growth mindset are…

‘I Was Wrong’ vs ‘I Made a Mistake’- A Vital Leadership Distinction

“I’m sorry. I made a mistake.” How many times have you heard a leader offer up that kind of explanation for something they’ve done? Got caught fudging the numbers? “I’m sorry. I made a mistake.” Told a blatant lie? “I’m sorry. I made a mistake.” Had an inappropriate relationship? “I’m sorry. I made a mistake.”…

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…