4 Early Warning Signs of an Impending Leadership Slump

Have you ever been in a leadership slump? The signs of a slump are easy to spot…if you know what to look for. Every leader hits a slump occasionally. It’s a season when you make a few wrong calls, when you can’t seem to rally people, or when you just don’t seem to be making…

At Last, A Simple Way To Bring Your Strategic Plan to Life

Your strategic plan is either an after-thought, or it’s a decision-driver. And turning your plan from an after-thought to a decision-driver can be the difference between leading an organization that’s stalled, to one that is gaining momentum. So how do you do it? Years ago a leadership mentor taught me a simple yet profoundly effective…

How To Know When NOT To Say ‘I Don’t Know’

When a leader responds to a question by saying, “I don’t know”, it can reveal transparency and authenticity. But it can also reveal areas of a leader’s weakness. Increasingly, leaders are being coached that “It’s okay to say ‘I don’t know’”. This is a largely positive trend and, in the right context, can indeed point…

Are You Missing the Messages Hidden in Silence?

Effective leaders know that the art of communication is as much about listening as it is about talking. But to really master this art, leaders must learn to listen to, and interpret, silence as much as they listen to words. If you’re going to really understand what is happening with your team and with your…

How To Leverage Clarity On Your “Why” To Maximize Your Leadership

The first step in bringing alignment to your leadership is to be able to clearly, quickly, and decisively answer your Why question. Why are you leading? Why are you doing what you’re doing? Why are you putting your time and energy into one particular strategy, versus another? When you can answer such questions with crystal…