10 Qualities of the Leaders I Want on My Team

The starting place for building an effective “dream team” is in having a crystal clear picture of the qualities you want in the people. If you were to make a list of the attributes you would want on the members of your leadership team you would likely include such characteristics as: Go-getter. Someone who ‘makes…

3 Signs You’re a Compelling Vision-Caster, Not Just an Announcement-Maker

Most leaders understand the vital importance of casting a compelling vision. But is it possible that you have slipped from the casting of visions to the mere making of public relation announcements? A p.r. announcement is not the same as a vision. And if you have missed the leadership mark by simply making such announcements,…

3 Ways Your Fast Decisions Could Be Hurting Results

Today’s leadership culture celebrates fast decision making. But the reality is, if your decisions are happening too quickly you could be doing more harm than good. A recent Google search on the question, “How to make fast decisions” returned an astonishing 517,000,000 hits. Everyone, it seems wants to make fast leadership decisions. And there are…

How To Overcome the Biggest Problem-Solving Problems in Leadership

Leaders solve problems. But to become more effective, you likely need to overcome the biggest problem-solving problem in leadership. Sometimes the reason you can’t solve a problem is because you were never supposed to solve it. Wise leaders stare down each challenge that comes across their plate, and before expending an ounce of energy on…