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…

Are These Judgement-Crushers Hurting Your Decisions?

Without good judgement, you can’t have good leadership. Because good judgement is the key to unlocking good decisions. Good judgement allows you to size up a challenging situation, and to make the right call. Good judgement allows you to examine a fork-in-the-road moment and to discern the appropriate path. And because good judgement is so…

Why There is Power in Giving Credit To the Team

In order to be an effective team leader, you must know the relative strengths of the individual team members. You need to know who it is that is consistently, and disproportionately, generating the initiatives that are creating the most ‘wins’ for your organization. But many organizations have developed a culture where having the leader possess such…

How to Prepare Your Soul for Leadership in 2019

There will be hundreds of posts readily available this month to help you set new leadership targets for 2019. Today, I want to ask you a very different leadership question: “Is my soul in a better place today than it was a year ago?” For 12 months you’ve been doing the hard work of leadership. You’ve…