4 Ways Exaggeration Can Be Causing Your Leadership Credibility To Take A Hit

As a leader you must certainly project optimism. But when you cross the line into exaggeration or hyperbole, your leadership is facing significant risks. A leader in my orbit once described a very average meeting we had been in as “Quite possibly our best meeting ever!” The statement was so over-the-top, and so removed from…

Do You Keep Saying, “I Hate Meetings”? You Could Be Killing Your Culture

When you say, “I hate meetings!”, your team could be receiving a message that might be damaging your culture more than you ever realized. In recent years a virtual movement has sprung up in leadership circles where it has become increasingly fashionable to announce, “I hate meetings!” When You Say ‘I Hate Meetings’ Your Team Hears…

You Want To Be Kind, But Is Your Leadership Really Demonstrating Kindness?

“The kindest form of leadership is the truth.” – Jack Welch The problem many leaders have with the concept of kindness is that they think it means to avoid speaking truth, in order to spare someone’s feelings. In fact, speaking the truth is the very essence of kindness. This is not to say that leaders have…

10 Qualities of the Leaders I Want on My Team

The starting place for building an effective “dream team” is in having a crystal clear picture of the qualities you want in the people. If you were to make a list of the attributes you would want on the members of your leadership team you would likely include such characteristics as: Go-getter. Someone who ‘makes…