How To Prevent “Wise & Experienced” From Becoming “Tired & Stagnant”

In leadership, there’s nothing quite like proven, reliable experience. That is, unless all that experience slides into nothing more than mere tired staleness. But effective leaders have a curious, and vital way to keep their leadership fresh and positive. It’s a counter-intuitive, almost contradictory perspective that prevents reliable experience from turning into simply tired and obsolete. It’s…

Why “Remove Negative People” Is Terrible Advice For Leaders

The world may tell you to remove negative people from your life. But if you strive to be an authentic leader, your goal should be just the opposite. You should be seeking out negative people, and placing yourself directly, and intentionally, in their midst. Authentic leadership requires nothing less of you. Authentic leadership is built…

How To Recognize the 3 Leadership Shortcuts You Should Avoid

When they hit a slump, effective leaders will fight their way through, when others are simply looking for a shortcut. Slumps can hit any leader, at any time.  – The wins just aren’t happening, – The plan just isn’t coming together, – The team just isn’t responding, When that happens there can be a great…

How to Alleviate Leadership Anxiety With the Power of Perspective

One of the most important functions of effective leadership is to master the power of perspective. Leaders require the ability to look at problems and determine their relative size and importance. Is this a big problem, or a little problem? Of all of the problems facing our team, which is the most important, and which is…