How To Maximize Your Leadership By Moving From The Periphery To The Core

Leadership impact happens when you maximize your time, energy and focus on areas that matter the most, and minimize your time on lesser concerns. This is core leadership, versus peripheral leadership. I recently spoke with a leader who was dealing with a major crisis in his organization. But as he talked about what he was…

How You Can Avoid the Wreckage That Piles Up From Distracted Leadership

Effective leadership requires clarity of thought. To make the timely decision, to accurately assess a complex situation, or to quickly respond to a team dysfunction, the leader must be fully dialed in and singularly focused on the issue at hand. Our world today is demanding a stop to the dangerous practice of “distracted driving”. When…

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 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…