Protect Your Team: Spotting and Neutralizing the Top 6 Culture-Killers

What you allow, you encourage. In leadership, this nugget of truth is especially true when it comes to the building of a healthy culture. When you allow fun, candor, initiative and diligence, those qualities will be encouraged to flourish. Similarly, when you allow Culture Killers like grumbling, selfishness and laziness, so too are you encouraging…

Innovate, Don’t Imitate: 3 Essential Tips to Evade Copy-Cat Leadership

One of the best ways to develop in your leadership is to learn from other leaders. One of the worst ways is to merely copy these great leaders. Growing leaders will read about other great leaders, will seek to discern their leadership traits, even emulate their leadership skills. Copy-cat leaders do little more than mimic…

Unleashing Excellence: Leveraging Consistent Leadership for Peak Performance

To unleash the full potential of your team, don’t underestimate the power of simple consistency in your leadership. This is not to say that boring routine is the answer. Nor is it to dismiss the role of a dynamic personality. But teams simply thrive under the kind of leadership that is rock solid, and dependable.…

The Leader’s Guide to Mental Resilience: Strategies for Unwavering Focus

Effective leadership requires focus. To make the timely decision, to accurately assess a complex situation, or to quickly respond to a looming problem, the leader must be fully dialed in and singularly focused on the issue at hand. Just as driving while distracted drastically diminishes the ability to drive well, so too does distracted leadership…

Navigating the Leadership Pipeline: Best Practices for Talent Identification

As a leader, nothing you do will ensure long-term impact like finding and developing emerging leadership talent. Effective leaders are like gold-miners, always looking for the next “rising star” on the team. Rising stars are those members of your team who are exhibiting ever-increasing passion, desire and, most importantly, results. So, how do you actually…