4 Ways To Effectively Mine for Emerging Leadership Talent

As a leader, nothing you do will ensure long-term success like finding and developing emerging leadership talent. Effective leaders are like gold-miners, always looking for the next “rising star” on the team. Rising stars are those members of your team who are exhibiting ever-increasing passion, desire and, most importantly, results. So, how do you actually spot…

How To Make Sure Your Leadership Experience Remains Fresh and Relevant

In leadership, there’s nothing quite like proven, reliable experience. But if you’re not careful, all that experience can slide into nothing more than tired staleness. Effective leaders keep their leadership fresh and positive by developing a way of looking at the world that’s fresh, and hopeful. It’s a counter-intuitive, almost contradictory perspective that prevents reliable…

How To De-Clutter Your Thinking for Great Decision-Making

Clear decision-making flows from an uncluttered mind. Knowing how to de-clutter your thinking can make or break your ability to make the right call. When a decision is looming, it’s time for clarity. It’s the time for an ability to organize your thoughts, weigh the most relevant data and sift through the most important opinions. But if…

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 Maintain Your Leadership Integrity, Even When The Cookies Look Irresistible

To protect your integrity as a leader, don’t focus only on the big, obvious temptations. Watch out for the subtle deceptions. Think of it this way. Have you ever made a personal commitment to lose weight, or to simply eat healthier, only to come across a steaming, fresh-out-of-the-oven plate of chocolate chip cookies? You knew…