If Authenticity Matters To You, This Is Why You Must Avoid Exaggeration

As a leader you must certainly project optimism. But when you cross the line into exaggeration or hyperbole, your leadership is facing significant risks. A leader in my orbit once described a very average meeting we had been in as “Quite possibly our best meeting ever!” The statement was so over-the-top, and so removed from…

Do You Keep Saying, “I Hate Meetings”? You Could Be Killing Your Culture

When you say, “I hate meetings!”, your team could be receiving a message that might be damaging your culture more than you ever realized. In recent years a virtual “movement” has sprung up in leadership circles where it has become increasingly fashionable to announce, “I hate meetings!” When You Say ‘I Hate Meetings’ Your Team Hears…

You Want To Be Kind, But Are You Actually Leading With Kindness?

“The kindest form of leadership is the truth.” – Jack Welch The ability of a leader to speak the truth is not opposed to the idea of being kind. In leadership, speaking the truth is the very essence of kindness. When leaders shrink back from speaking truth in the name of “sparing their feelings”, they are,…

Watch Out- These 5 Tips Could Be Hurting Your Leadership

What you believe as a leader will ultimately determine who you become as a leader. Unfortunately, the beliefs that many leaders cling to are not only outdated, but they can severely limit the growth potential of a leader who subscribes to these ideas. Here are five of the most commonly held bizarre leadership beliefs that do…

3 Ways to Prevent a Mis-Performance Meltdown

Leaders spend a great deal of time and effort addressing issues of under-performance on their team. But in most cases, the issue that should really be dealt with is that of Mis-Performance, not under-performance. Mis-performance is the all-too common problem that sees members of a team deliver less than optimal results not through lack of effort,…