How to Navigate the Dip Before the Surge

What good things are you currently doing that could be preventing you from doing great things? Every leader and every team rely on a certain number of key initiatives, strategies and “best practices” that fuel important results. But effective leaders also know some of these very strategies may be the stumbling blocks preventing you and…

Why You Need to Avoid These 6 Culture Killers

What you allow, you encourage. In leadership, this nugget of truth is especially true when it comes to the building of a healthy culture. When the leader allows fun, candor, initiative and diligence, those qualities will be encouraged to flourish. Similarly, when you allow Culture Killers like grumbling, selfishness and laziness, so too are you…

Why Your Team Decisions Are 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 Maximize The Impact Of “On The Way” Leadership

As a leader, don’t be so focused on the destination that you overlook key leadership moments that happen along the journey. Most leaders focus almost exclusively on “destination leadership”. That’s the emphasis on leading from the head of the conference table, from the white board in front of the leadership team, or from the podium…