3 Sure Signs You Will Soon Have A Mis-Performance Meltdown On Your Hands

Leaders spend a great deal of time and effort addressing issues of under-performance on their team. But in most cases, the issue that should really be dealt with is that of Mis-Performance, not under-performance. Mis-performance is the all-too common problem that sees members of a team deliver less than optimal results not through lack of effort, but…

3 Ways Your Fast Decisions Could Be Hurting Your Results

Today’s leadership culture celebrates fast decision making. But the reality is, if your decisions are happening too quickly you could be doing more harm than good. A recent Google search on the question, “How to make fast decisions” returned an astonishing 418,000,000 hits. Everyone, it seems wants to make fast leadership decisions. And there are…

How One Everyday Mistake Can Mess Up Your Leadership Decisions

Some of the worst leadership decisions take place simply because the wrong person made the decision.  As a leadership mentor told me years ago, “If you’re not clear who is supposed to make the decision, things will get very fuzzy, very fast.” Several years ago the organization I was with had partnered with another organization to present…

How To Overcome The Biggest Problem-Solving Problem In Leadership

Leaders solve problems. But to become more effective, you likely need to overcome the biggest problem-solving problem in leadership. Sometimes the reason you can’t solve a problem is because you were never supposed to solve it. Wise leaders stare down each challenge that comes across their plate, and before expending an ounce of energy on…

4 Important Lines Leaders Navigate To Be Effective

Leaders love starting lines, and they love finish lines. But effective leaders know that the battle is often won in the less glamorous “in-between” lines. Starting lines provide energy and excitement. They represent the launch of a new project or initiative. They represent take off, lift off and the possibilities of a new leadership adventure. But…