How To Avoid One of the Biggest Mistakes Leaders Make in Leading Change

To introduce significant change, leaders must know when and how to cash in their “change chips”. Leaders possess a certain number of ‘change chips’, made up of credibility, respect, authority, good will and other essential leadership ingredients. You pick up change chips every time you keep your word, share credit with the team, achieve a key…

4 Ways To Maximize The Impact Of Last Impression Leadership

Effective leaders know the importance of making a good first impression. But sometimes overlooked is the power of making a good last impression. Your last impression is the impact you made on your most recent interaction. It’s the leadership deposit you made with a person, a team, or a group the last time you connected…

3 Important Steps You Can Take To Avoid The Copy-Cat Leadership Trap

One of the best ways to develop in your leadership is to learn from other leaders. One of the worst ways is to merely copy these great leaders. Growing leaders will read about other great leaders, will seek to discern their leadership traits, even emulate their leadership skills. Copy-cat leaders do little more than mimic…

4 Ways You Can Immediately Become A Tough Leader Without Being a Jerk

You can be a tough leader without being a jerk. In fact, to be authentic, it’s a must. All too often, being a tough 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 tough without the “jerk factor”. Somewhere…

How To Maintain Your Leadership Integrity, Even When The Cookies Look Irresistible

To protect your integrity as a leader, don’t focus only on the big, obvious temptations. Watch out for the subtle deceptions. Think of it this way. Have you ever made a personal commitment to lose weight, or to simply eat healthier, only to come across a steaming, fresh-out-of-the-oven plate of chocolate chip cookies? You knew…