Leadership

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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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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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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Four Strategies for Leaders When You Feel Anxious, Aggravated or Alarmed

Uncertainty and conflict come with the territory when you’re a leader. No matter how well you plan and prepare, you’re never in complete control. For most people, that leads to a certain amount of anxiety and stress. Maybe a lot of anxiety and stress. You’re different degrees of anxious, aggravated, or alarmed. All at once. …

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How To Lead Meetings That Won’t Waste Time And Actually Drive Results

Most people hate meetings. And for good reason. We did them poorly prior to COVID and the explosion of remote work and virtual meetings. Now we really suck at conducting meetings. They’re inefficient, unproductive and eat up valuable time. But they’re necessary. You can’t have one-off conversations with each person in your organization or on …

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