4 Ways To Effectively Mine for Emerging Leadership Talent

As a leader, nothing you do will ensure long-term success like finding and developing emerging leadership talent. Effective leaders are like gold-miners, always looking for the next “rising star” on the team. Rising stars are those members of your team who are exhibiting ever-increasing passion, desire and, most importantly, results. So, how do you actually spot…

How To Make Sure Your Leadership Experience Remains Fresh and Relevant

In leadership, there’s nothing quite like proven, reliable experience. But if you’re not careful, all that experience can slide into nothing more than tired staleness. Effective leaders keep their leadership fresh and positive by developing a way of looking at the world that’s fresh, and hopeful. It’s a counter-intuitive, almost contradictory perspective that prevents reliable…

4 Ways You Can Immediately Become A Tough Leader Without Being a Jerk

You can be a tough leader without being a jerk. In fact, to be authentic, it’s a must. All too often, being a tough leader is confused with simply being a jerk. But if you want to see your leadership impact grow, you need to know how to be tough without the “jerk factor”. Somewhere…

Are You Still Making Team Decisions? This Is Why They’re Doomed To Fail

Teams don’t make decisions. Individuals make decisions. Every decision must have someone’s name written next to it.  The idea that there is such thing as a “team decision” is one of the biggest myths in leadership. And correcting that myth could represent a significant leadership breakthrough. Someone must own the outcome. Someone must pace around thinking…

How To De-Clutter Your Thinking for Great Decision-Making

Clear decision-making flows from an uncluttered mind. Knowing how to de-clutter your thinking can make or break your ability to make the right call. When a decision is looming, it’s time for clarity. It’s the time for an ability to organize your thoughts, weigh the most relevant data and sift through the most important opinions. But if…