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 Unfortunately, the beliefs that many leaders cling to are not only outdated, but they can severely limit the growth potential of a leader who subscribes to these ideas.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…

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…

How To Grow Your Leadership by Embracing Your Fear Factor

Whoever coined the phrase “fearless leader” must not have been a leader. Because “fear” and “leadership” go together hand in hand. Talk to any effective leader and they will tell you that fear has been a lifelong companion on their leadership journey. Anytime you push the envelope, launch a new initiative, or stake out new…

5 Surprising Ways That “I’m So Busy” Is A Credibility Killer

In a world that has attached a strange nobility to the notion of being busy, effective leaders stand out by avoiding the “I’m so busy” trap. One of the most effective leaders I’ve ever known was highly productive, and yet operated at a pace that was somehow both urgent and yet unhurried. I learned a…