How To Unleash the Power of the Spinal Tap Leadership Principle

Leadership requires “10 out of 10” level leadership day in and day out. But there are times when a leader must go even beyond “10 out of 10”. Sometimes a leader must punch their amp up to “11”. Fans of the classic comedy film This is Spinal Tap know exactly what I’m talking about. This “mock-umentary” about…

Why ‘It Doesn’t Matter Who Gets the Credit’ is Terrible Advice for Leaders

You can’t build a great team, if you don’t know who keeps coming up with all those great ideas. As a leader, you need to know who your big idea generators are. And one of the biggest reasons so many leaders fail to identify their top idea people is because of misunderstanding the phrase, “Just…

How To Build Healthy Culture In the Midst Of Heated Debate

As a leader, your role in building a healthy culture is never more crucial than when entering heated waters. Let’s face it; when there are no contentious issues on the table, it’s relatively easy to forge an atmosphere of collegiality and even warmth. But when the stakes are high, when issues of vital importance are…