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…