5 Clear Indicators That You’ve Taken Your Eye Off The Leadership Ball

One of the most important roles of the leader is to ensure that they, and their team, are keeping their eye on the ball at all times. That means providing clarity of focus and helping each person know which priorities require attention. Many years ago this hit me with full force during a particularly hectic…

How To Grow As An Authentic Leader By Overcoming The Trouble With Titles

If you rely on your title to establish your influence, you can be in for big trouble in your leadership. Because your title can actually work against your efforts to be an authentic leader. The reality is, often having an impressive title can diminish your ability to lead effectively. Here are 3 occasions when you…

How To Maximize The Impact Of “On The Way” Leadership

If you want to increase your sense of satisfaction as a leader, shift your focus away from the destination and focus instead on the journey. Your satisfaction level will soar. Most leaders focus almost exclusively on “destination leadership”. That’s the emphasis on leading from the head of the conference table, from the white board in…

How To Develop The 3 Essential Qualities In Kind Leadership

Leadership legacies are built more on kindness than they are on accomplishments. Kindness is action-oriented, and is an essential component to influencing lasting impact. Think of the qualities you have found in leaders who have had the greatest personal impact in your life. I’m sure that words like courageous, decisive, and visionary are somewhere on…

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,…