How To Know When NOT To Say ‘I Don’t Know’

When a leader responds to a question by saying, “I don’t know”, it can reveal transparency and authenticity. But it can also reveal areas of a leader’s weakness. Increasingly, leaders are being coached that “It’s okay to say ‘I don’t know’”. This is a largely positive trend and, in the right context, can indeed point…

5 Worn-Out Phrases That Can Hurt Your Leadership

What you believe as a leader will ultimately determine who you become as a leader. Unfortunately, the beliefs that many leaders cling to are not only outdated, but they can severely limit the growth potential of a leader who subscribes to these ideas. Here are five of the most commonly held leadership beliefs that could…

Are You Missing the Messages Hidden in Silence?

Effective leaders know that the art of communication is as much about listening as it is about talking. But to really master this art, leaders must learn to listen to, and interpret, silence as much as they listen to words. If you’re going to really understand what is happening with your team and with your…

How To Leverage Clarity On Your “Why” To Maximize Your Leadership

The first step in bringing alignment to your leadership is to be able to clearly, quickly, and decisively answer your Why question. Why are you leading? Why are you doing what you’re doing? Why are you putting your time and energy into one particular strategy, versus another? When you can answer such questions with crystal…