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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This Quiet Leadership Skill May Be Your Most Powerful One

When you assume the responsibility of leadership, certain expectations come with the territory. You need to be action-oriented. Goals aren’t achieved by sitting still. You need to make decisions. Sometimes difficult ones. Communication is a necessary skill, to convey your vision for the future. To delegate tasks. To let people know how their role fits …

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Your Leadership Priority — and the Stoics, Walt Disney and MLK All Agree!

We operate in a world that isn’t linear. Progress is uneven. Change occurs. Constantly. We depend on imperfect humans on our team to perform for clients, customers, vendors, stakeholders — and each other — in a business world where the ground shifts under our feet regularly. New technologies. New requirements. New rules. New expectations from …

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15 Habits to Accelerate Your Success – in 60 Seconds or Less!

Patience is a virtue. Or so you’re told. You know that some of your goals won’t get achieved overnight. You’re prepared to be persistent, and bang away every day to achieve your goals. To deliver results. Some people have oversized celebrations for interim successes, but those seem hollow. It feels like pulling out of a …

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Why Your Relentless Pursuit is So Attractive to Others

You’re driving hard towards your goal. You’re throwing your energy, your effort and your focus at your leadership role and trying to deliver the impact and outcomes that you seek. But the results seem elusive. Achieving the goal is uncertain. Doubt may be creeping in. Others aren’t helpful, trying to tell you to relax or …

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Conflict Can Be Your Competitive Advantage

Why does it seem like any time you’re involved with a group of people for an extended period of time, conflict is likely? Maybe inevitable? Because we’re human. We have different perspectives. Different needs. Different preferences. Different expectations. Within companies, conflict impacts team dynamics and the speed and quality of team results. You try to …

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