How to Avoid the Copy-Cat Leadership Trap

One of the best ways to develop in your leadership is to learn from other leaders. One of the worst ways is to merely copy these great leaders. Growing leaders will read about other great leaders, will seek to discern their leadership traits, even emulate their leadership skills. Copy-cat leaders do little more than mimic…

How To Avoid the 3 Blows From a Leadership Shortcut

When you’re in a leadership slump, the temptation to take a shortcut can be overwhelming. But if you succumb to those temptations you can be inflicting unseen damage to your leadership. The fact is, every leader faces a slump from time to time: – The wins just aren’t happening, – The plan just isn’t coming together,…

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…

Warning! Stay Out of the Waters of ‘Watch Me Swim’ Leadership

Have you ever encountered a “Watch Me Swim” leader? This is the person who insists on letting you know about every accomplishment they’ve achieved, no matter how small or insignificant. The attitude is very similar to the child splashing around the swimming pool, desperate for the grown-ups to notice their aquatic abilities. For children in…