The Leadership Spotlight is Always On You — And It’s Really Bright!

Leadership is a 24-hour job. Don’t misunderstand. Yes, you can sleep. You can take vacations. You can binge-watch your favorite Netflix series. You can even shut your office door and take a nap. But…the responsibility of leading isn’t reserved for office time, staff meetings, or when you’re the talking head on Zoom. Because they’re watching. …

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The One Powerful Action You Need to Take (That Too Many Leaders Forget)

Leaders need to be action-oriented. You can’t wish results into existence and it’s tough to follow a leader who doesn’t do anything. 🤨 But…action for action’s sake can be unproductive. Counter-productive. It confuses your team and will wear everyone out. Including you. One of the most valuable actions you can take flies under the radar. …

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5 Perspectives About Mindset Every Ambitious Leader Needs to Know

Your mindset as a leader will determine your success. Or failure. You can’t operate on auto pilot and lead successfully. Intentionality is key. Let’s put this on the table: leadership isn’t easy. Period. You’re dealing with challenges. Accept it. Embrace it. If challenges didn’t exist, you might not be needed. 🤔 You’re dealing with people. …

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If You Want to Absolutely Maximize Your Productivity — Take a Break!

You can’t go all out all the time When you want to accelerate your career, the tendency is to hustle harder. Longer. The stories tell you to get up at 5:00 a.m. and grind all day. Every day. Gary Vaynerchuk famously walks fast, talks fast, and works 18-hour days. We hear about the wizards of …

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Why You Should Forget the Likes, Ignore Your Parents’ Advice and Do Something!

If you want to live a life of significance, you need to ask yourself the right questions. And then take action. When we’re young, our parents screw things up by asking us the wrong question. What do you want to be when you grow up? Barely waiting for a reply, our parents reassure us that …

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The Ultimate Employee’s Guide to Driving Great 1×1 Meetings

Your relationship with your direct boss is a key to your success. To your performance. To your desire to stay with your current company. Or not. When you’re not in sync with our boss, it can get funky in a hurry. Communication is uneven. You start second-guessing yourself. You’re working hard, but are you sure …

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The Ultimate Manager’s Guide to Leading Great 1×1 Meetings

Good leaders understand the value of great meetings. Effective meetings. Productive meetings. To leverage the message. To connect with the troops. But one of the great tools for leadership effectiveness, the 1×1 meeting, often gets so mismanaged that we dread them, we find reasons to cancel them, or we stop doing them altogether. They aren’t …

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6 Ways Leaders Can Leverage Their Strengths and Curb Their Fatal Flaws

When you’re a leader, you have to deal with uncertainty. Regularly. Maybe daily. Employees. Customers. Competitors. The supply chain. Government actions. Pandemics. Geopolitics at home…and on the other side of the world. When uncertainty reigns, your leadership brand is in the spotlight. How you deal with problems. How you communicate with people. How you deal …

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