How Passion and Discipline Combine To Create An Unstoppable Leadership One-Two Punch

It’s no secret. Passion is a required trait for any leader. But on its own, passion isn’t enough. Passion is certainly required to build a team, to implement change, and to drive towards a better future. But it will only get you out of the starting blocks. Effective leaders know that passion is only one part…

3 Leadership Truths That Can Turn “Fearless” into “Courageous”

The idea of the “fearless leader” owes more to myth than it does to leadership reality. The goal is not to be fearless, the goal is to be courageous. There’s a world of difference. A fascinating conversation I had with a professional athlete painted a vivid picture of this. During my college days, I supported…

4 Ways To Elevate Your Leadership from Control to Growth

“In leadership, you can have control or you can have growth. But you can’t have both.” – Craig Groeschel Leaders who feel the need to personally involve themselves in the minutia of the team’s operation rarely call themselves a “control freak”, but without realizing it, their need to control is impeding the very results they want…

How 5 Simple “To Do” Items Can Transform Your Leadership

Self-leadership requires self-evaluation. Leaders must be able to end their day, look back, and know with certainty whether or not this was a good leadership day. That means having a “to do” list that reflects priorities worth pursuing. It means knowing exactly what comprises an effective leadership day; it means understanding the elements that work…

4 Below-The-Radar Disciplines That Can Make Or Break Your Leadership

In order to maximize leadership effectiveness, there are a number of disciplines that must be mastered. Some are obvious, but a few essential disciplines are often well below the radar. The obvious disciplines include: Hard work Planning and execution Initiative Resilience But what about the “below the radar” disciplines? Effective leaders know that there are…