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…

Why You Need To Know Which Team You’re Really Leading

Every leader leads two teams; there’s the team you inherited, and there’s the team you built. This key truth has been one of the most important lessons I’ve ever learned with respect to team leadership. The team you inherited were already in place before you showed up. They had been assembled by your predecessor, and…

3 ‘Secret Handshakes’ Leaders Must Eliminate

The secret handshake. For years this covert means of greeting has enabled those on the inside of an organization to privately recognize one another, while ensuring that outsiders were not included. While most teams do not have a literal secret handshake, many have unknowingly adopted practices that are just as secretive, and just as mystifying…