4 Risks that Exaggeration Poses to Your Leadership

How many of these statements, or statements like them, have you used; “That was the best (event, class, earnings quarter, meeting) we’ve ever had!” “This promises to be the best (baptism service, board retreat, youth outreach, stockholders meeting) ever!” “There is an unbelievable sense of momentum and excitement building in our (church, company, ministry, club)!”…

4 Measurements Leaders Need to Weigh, not Count

Leaders measure. It’s part of what we do. It’s in our “DNA”. We want to know how many, how much, how often, how far and how fast. These measurements tell us how much progress we’re making and how much distance we still have to go before achieving the goal. But effective leaders also know that…

How a Secret Agent Can Help Build Morale

As leaders, it is critical that we have an accurate read on the emotional condition of those we lead. So, let me ask you: “How good are you at reading the emotional temperature of your organization?” Early on in my leadership I discovered that not only was I a very poor discerner of the moods…

How Leaders Know When to "Be Still"

Last night I was reminded of a powerful leadership truth as I read the story of one of the great leaders in the bible. The timing of this reminder couldn’t have been better. I was reading the account in Exodus where the Israelites were trapped at the Red Sea, with the armies of Pharaoh thundering…