In Leadership, These 3 Celebrations Can Be Hurting Your Culture

Leaders build culture by what gets celebrated, and by what does not get celebrated. That which gets celebrated very quickly becomes embedded in your culture. If you celebrate teamwork, then collaboration will become a part of the culture. If you celebrate treating one another with kindness, then compassion will become a part of the culture.…

4 Below-The-Radar Disciplines That Can Make Or Break Your Leadership

In order to maximize leadership effectiveness, there are a number of disciplines that must be mastered. Some are obvious, but a few essential disciplines are often well below the radar. The obvious disciplines include: Hard work Planning and execution Initiative Resilience But what about the “below the radar” disciplines? Effective leaders know that there are…

How To Spot The 6 Greatest Culture-Killers Your Team Can Face

What you allow, you encourage. In leadership, this nugget of truth is especially true when it comes to the building of a healthy culture. When the leader allows fun, candor, initiative and diligence, those qualities will be encouraged to flourish. Similarly, when you allow Culture Killers like grumbling, selfishness and laziness, so too are you…

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…