How To Avoid One of the Biggest Mistakes Leaders Make in Leading Change

To introduce significant change, leaders must know when and how to cash in their “change chips”. Leaders possess a certain number of ‘change chips’, made up of credibility, respect, authority, good will and other essential leadership ingredients. You pick up change chips every time you keep your word, share credit with the team, achieve a key…

4 Early Warning Signs of an Impending Leadership Slump

Have you ever been in a leadership slump? The signs of a slump are easy to spot…if you know what to look for. Every leader hits a slump occasionally. It’s a season when you make a few wrong calls, when you can’t seem to rally people, or when you just don’t seem to be making…

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…

5 Judgement Crushers That Will Undermine Your Best Decisions

Leading in and through a turbulent season requires extraordinary judgement. You must be able to make quick decisions and to respond to ever-shifting circumstances. Good judgement is the key to unlocking good decisions. Good judgement allows you to size up a challenging situation, and to make the right call. Good judgement allows you to examine…