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…

3 Indicators You Need to Recharge Your Leadership Battery This Christmas

When your leadership battery is fully charged, everyone around you wins.   The leader sets the emotional and cultural tone for the team. And so when the leader’s personal energy is running strong the entire culture benefits. Teams are more cohesive Tough decisions are made with confidence Tensions on the team are resolved in a healthy…

Avoiding the Language Traps that Hurt Your Leadership

Even the most authentic, humble leaders can inadvertently project arrogance by the careless use of language. For me, this is a clear and present danger I must watch carefully. What are some of the ways that your use of language can create this problem? There are many examples, but here are a few “doozies” to…

Leadership Getting Hard? Resist These 3 Shortcuts

Have you ever been tempted to take a leadership shortcut? Sure you have. Every leader faces the temptation at some point to avoid the sometimes hard, grueling, long road that leadership often requires. This week I returned from a visit to Cuba, where I connected with leaders who face significant challenges on a daily basis.…