It is the disciplined and effective leader who guards their tongue. Delivering direct and meaningful feedback is essential for every leader.
"You don't need relationships…you need credibility!" It seems to be the new thought process for some of today's sales and leadership gurus. I find this concept to be interesting… and misleading.
When things get chaotic, as they do in all large organizations, the unselfish teamwork of both leaders shines through the chaos.
I learned a new term this week. It came from an offsite being facilitated by one of our Executive Coaches.
I've been learning a lot about the importance of alignment. It may be a business buzzword but if you take the time to dissect the meaning it has real power.
So many times we look for experts when what we really need are leaders.Leaders know how to gather experts and access knowledge. Experts know how to dispense knowledge about a certain subject.
The choices we make decide our fate. I was talking with a seasoned executive when he explained this truth.
He may be the smartest person I know… and I know a lot of smart people.
He was a successful CEO of a large corporation. He worked, led and served his employees for decades.
We are two weeks into the new year. Statistics tell us that by now, most of the New Year resolutions have already gone by the way side.
It has been said that you can learn a lot about the character of a person by how he or she reacts to adversity. The same can be said about leadership.
2018 is here. With it comes hope, and reality.
The purpose of Christmas is to honor the birth of the greatest leader who ever lived.
"You’re doing what?" I asked with disbelief. I was talking to an executive and couldn't believe what I was hearing. He had just gotten back from a grueling trip across the country.
Wow. It seems that death has taken several people that I know in the last couple of weeks.
In a culture where we find our selves busier and busier, chasing our dreams, it may be wise for us to consider the true value of what we are chasing.
I ask the question over and over. "What is the most important characteristic for the leader of a team to possess?"
Don’t ever waste a crisis. You get to choose how you deal with the crisis that you will undoubtedly face.
When we as leaders continue to rush to meet all the needs around us, we may find ourselves actually leading poorly.
I'd like to introduce you to Dodge. Years ago Dodge was diagnosed with Aspergers. While I walk with leaders from across the world, there is none that I admire and respect more than this young leader.
It was a life changing decision. She was literally at a cross roads in her career.
The issue was crucial and complicated. For the first half of the meeting, there was silence….from the leader.
Normally, my Leadership Moment takes about 2 minutes to read.
We hear a lot about what’s wrong with the new brand of leaders that are coming from the millennial generation, but what about the things they get right?
Having no guiding principles or routines for our lives leads to chaos and a lack of ability to handle the curve balls life will throw at us.
There was one thing different about this strategic meeting. The leadership team was not strategizing about a new product or process; they were talking about failure.
Several years ago I made a contract with Landon, my son who was just a young boy.
Today in Texas, there are no divisions of race, religion or political parties. There are only people who are hurting and others who are helping. We can't control natural disasters but there is something that we all can do.
There is no ‘cookie cutter’ generic answer for this issue. While each situation is unique, there are principles that apply to all young or even more experienced leaders.
The problem was he refused to engage. While his team executed the work, he continued to give directions.
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