One Leadership Blog You’ll Read NOT about Resolutions

There are hundreds of posts readily available today to help you set new leadership targets for 2017. 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 365 days you’ve been doing the hard work of leadership. You’ve been:…

Should a Leader be Realistic, Optimistic, Idealistic or Pessimistic?

As a leader are you supposed to be an optimist, a pessimist, an idealist, or a realist? The answer is “yes”. The key is knowing when to be which. This is not about being inauthentic. The reality is, in some circumstances a leader must be a grim-faced pessimist, while in others it requires being a…

3 Indicators You Need to Recharge Your Leadership Battery This Christmas

When your leadership battery is fully charged, everyone around you wins.   The leader sets the emotional and cultural tone for the team. And so when the leader’s personal energy is running strong the entire culture benefits. Teams are more cohesive Tough decisions are made with confidence Tensions on the team are resolved in a healthy…