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…

The Art of Adapting: Staying Fresh in Your Leadership

In leadership, there’s nothing quite like proven, reliable experience. But if you’re not careful, all that experience can slide into nothing more than tired staleness. Effective leaders keep their leadership fresh and positive by developing a way of looking at the world that’s renewing, and hopeful. It’s a counter-intuitive, almost contradictory perspective that prevents reliable…

Demanding Leadership: How to Inspire Respect and Get Results Without Being a Jerk

You can be a results-oriented, demanding leader without being a jerk.  All too often, being a demanding leader is confused with simply being a jerk. But if you want to see your leadership impact grow, you need to know how to be results-oriented and demanding, without the “jerk factor”. Somewhere along the line, what it…

5 Clear Indicators That You’ve Taken Your Eye Off The Leadership Ball

In leadership, one of your most important roles is to ensure that you, and your team, are keeping everyone’s eye on the ball at all times. That means providing clarity of focus and helping each person know which priorities require attention. Many years ago this hit me with full force during a particularly hectic season.…