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…

As A Leader, Are You Always Supposed To Be An Optimist?

As a leader, should you always be an optimist? The answer is “yes”…and “no”…and “sometimes”… The reality is, there are times when a leader must be a grim-faced pessimist, while in other times it requires being a cheery-faced optimist. How do you know? Here’s a basic guideline to help you navigate this. A leader must…

How to Design A Powerful Start to a Great Leadership Day

What you accomplish in your day is largely driven by the momentum you have when you start the day. Watch the most effective leaders. You’ll find that they hit the ground running each morning, and that early momentum continues throughout the day. The “secret sauce” of that momentum often found in the decluttering of their…

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…