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…

How To Maximize Your Leadership By Moving From The Periphery To The Core

Leadership impact happens when you maximize your time, energy and focus on areas that matter the most, and minimize your time on lesser concerns. This is core leadership, versus peripheral leadership. I recently spoke with a leader who was dealing with a major crisis in his organization. But as he talked about what he was…