5 Ways To Spot Leadership Talent, When You’re Too Busy to Spot Talent

Every leader knows that looking for emerging talent is a crucial leadership competency. But most leaders also believe that their plates are simply too full to be able to add talent-scouting into their busy roles. But at the 2017 Global Leadership Summit, Bill Hybels offered a way that any leader can become a master talent…

How Leaders Know It’s Time to Delete a Core Value

Take out a copy of your team’s core values. You know the one I mean. It’s either filed away in a folder called “Documents”, or perhaps it’s in that binder labeled “2012 Off-site Retreat”. It’s possible that it’s framed and posted on the wall in your staff coffee room. I’ll give you a minute while…

3 Leadership ‘Wins’ Not Worth Celebrating

That which gets celebrated very quickly becomes embedded in your culture. And in many organizations celebrations are held for accomplishments that could actually be undermining a healthy culture. If you celebrate teamwork, then collaboration will become a part of the culture. If you celebrate treating one another with kindness, then compassion will become a part…

How Leaders Restore Sanity to the Excellence Value

  “Excellence is a core value around here.” Many organizations espouse this sentiment, always with the most noble of purposes. But why is it that, for some organizations, aspiring for “excellence” leads to an inspiring environment of achievement, while for others it seems to lead to a neurotic atmosphere of fear? The difference is found…