3 Proven Ways To Avoid the Perils of Clipboard Leadership

Leadership is about producing results, not reports. If you’ve ever encountered a leader who seemed more interested in inspecting activities than in inspiring results, you’ve encountered Clipboard Leadership. Clipboard Leadership is one of the most demotivating forms of authority you are ever likely to encounter. Clipboard Leadership emerges when the need for reports begins to…

How To Transform Your Leadership With 5 Simple “To Do” Items

Self-leadership requires self-evaluation. Leaders must be able to end their day, look back, and know with certainty whether or not this was a good leadership day. That means having a “to do” list that reflects priorities worth pursuing. It means knowing exactly what comprises an effective leadership day; it means understanding the elements that work…

3 Ways You Can Turn “Fearless” into “Courageous”

The idea of the “fearless leader” owes more to myth than it does to leadership reality. The goal is not to be fearless, the goal is to be courageous. There’s a world of difference. A fascinating conversation I had with a professional athlete painted a vivid picture of this. During my college days, I supported…

Why Leaders Must Know How To Seize An Ice Cream Season

There’s a huge difference between generating momentum, and simply enjoying momentum. That’s a lesson I learned in my days as a younger leader, serving as the chair person of a non-profit organization. During a board meeting, as we reviewed some very strong accomplishments of the charity, I said to the board, “This board has achieved incredible…