4 Secrets To Know Who Makes the Decision

Leadership is all about making decisions. But before you can make the call you need clarity on whose call it is to make. Several years ago a previous organization I led had partnered with another organization to present a leadership conference. The schedule was set to go all day Friday and all day Saturday. But noticing that there…

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…

3 Signs You Might Be Sliding into ‘Clipboard Leadership’

Have you ever encountered someone in a position of authority, who equated Leading with Inspecting? These are people who somehow find themselves with a semblance of responsibility, but rather than really leading they reduce their activities to merely inspecting activities and outputs. This is Clipboard Leadership, and it is one of the most demotivating forms…