Leadership

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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Does the Focus on Authentic Leadership Make You Want to Gag, Too?

“Be yourself, everyone else is taken.” Oscar Wilde Do we really need reminders of the need to be authentic as leaders? Apparently we do, based on the 103 million results on a Google search for “authentic leadership.” There are bestselling books on the subject on Amazon and articles in Forbes and the Harvard Business Review. …

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11 Attributes of the Dream Employee (and Don’t Forget to Look in the Mirror)

Leading a team is one of the awesome roles in the management journey. All the oars pulling together. Each one doing their part to achieve a common goal. Yeah, that looks good on paper. And it has its moments. But any time people are involved, it can get clunky. And funky. At any time. When …

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The Leadership Practice to Drive Clarity, Decisiveness…and Insanity

Much of your success will be based on sustained effort over a long period of time. You’re checking that box. Daily. Hourly. Grinding. But getting from here to there, aren’t there some accelerators? If you think of short-cuts, it sounds like you’re trying to skip some steps. Maybe those steps are necessary. But you’d like …

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Drive: Your Success Requires a bit of Andy Grove and a lot of John Lee Dumas

Self-awareness is key to successful leadership. Strengths and weaknesses. How you are experienced by others. How about what drives you? What is it that gets you out of bed every day to hustle? You’ve seen people who get up late and immediately begin their days with dawdle and distraction. They go through the motions. They’re …

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Great Leaders Ask Great Questions (to Others and Themselves!)

Leadership involves making hard decisions. The right decisions…hopefully. Sometimes your leadership role requires you to give answers. Sometimes you need to give a directive or delegate a task. You need to communicate effectively. Your purpose. Your “why.” People want guidance. They seek encouragement. They crave recognition. You know that listening is a critical part of …

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