4 Ways That Predictable Leadership Can Unleash Powerful Performance

To unleash the full potential of your team, don’t underestimate the power of simple predictability in your leadership. This is not to say that boring routine is the answer. Nor is it to dismiss the role of a dynamic personality. But teams simply thrive under the kind of leadership that is rock solid, and dependable.…

How To Maintain Your Leadership Integrity, Even When The Cookies Look Irresistible

To protect your integrity as a leader, don’t focus only on the big, obvious temptations. Watch out for the subtle deceptions. Think of it this way. Have you ever made a personal commitment to lose weight, or to simply eat healthier, only to come across a steaming, fresh-out-of-the-oven plate of chocolate chip cookies? You knew…

5 Phrases You Might Be Using That Can Kill Your Leadership Credibility

As a leader, you begin each day with a certain amount of “credibility chips” in your pocket. But if you use any of these phrases, those credibility chips are falling out of your pocket every time. And when you’re low on credibility, you’re low on the ability to lead effectively. Do you ever find yourself…

Why ‘Remove Negative People From Your Life’ Is Terrible Advice For Leaders

The world may tell you to remove negative people from your life. But if you strive to be an authentic leader, your goal should be just the opposite. You should be seeking out negative people, and placing yourself directly, and intentionally, in their midst. Authentic leadership requires nothing less of you. Authentic leadership is built…