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…

How Avoiding Fire-Drill Leadership Can Build Your Leadership Effectiveness

If everything is an emergency, nothing is an emergency. The truth of this leadership axiom is lost on many leaders who seem to lurch their leadership, and their team, from one panic-riddled crisis to another. I was once on a team led by such a leader. “All hands on deck!”, “Emergency meeting!” and  “Everyone into the conference room,…

All I Really Need To Know About Leadership I Learned from Zoom Meetings

The well-known article and book by Robert Fulghum, called All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten serves as a nice jumping off point for some leadership reflections that all these months of Zoom meetings have taught us. The reality is, for more than a year and a half, leaders around the world…

How To Forge Deep, Lasting Values By Ringing The Bell For What Matters Most

The values on your team or in your organization are not formed by the posters and plaques that hang on the wall. More than any other factor, values are formed by what you celebrate. There’s an old axiom that says, “What gets measured, gets done.” And while there is truth in this, when it comes…

Why ‘It Doesn’t Matter Who Gets the Credit’ is Terrible Advice for Leaders

You can’t build a great team, if you don’t know who keeps coming up with all those great ideas. As a leader, you need to know who your big idea generators are. And one of the biggest reasons so many leaders fail to identify their top idea people is because of misunderstanding the phrase, “Just…