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…

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…

Are You Absolutely Sure You’re Leading The Right Team?

Every leader leads two teams; there’s the team you inherited, and there’s the team you built. This key truth has been one of the most important lessons I’ve ever learned with respect to team leadership. The team you inherited were already in place before you showed up. They had been assembled by your predecessor, and…