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…

How to Leverage Perspective To Manage Leadership Anxiety

One of the most important functions of effective leadership is to master the power of perspective. Leaders require the ability to look at problems and determine their relative size and importance. “Is this a big problem, or a little problem?” “Of all of the problems facing our team, which is the most important, and which is…

3 Ways to Strengthen Your Leadership By Eliminating Assumptions

This article is part of my Global Leadership series; Insights from more than a decade of leadership training around the world… Leadership often requires the ability to make quick judgement calls. But when those quick assessments are based on weak assumptions, your leadership can be in trouble. If you want to maximize your leadership, you…

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…

5 Judgement Crushers That Will Undermine Your Best Decisions

Without good judgement, you can’t have good leadership. Because good judgement is the foundation to making good decisions. Good judgement allows you to size up a challenging situation, and to make the right call. Good judgement allows you to examine a fork-in-the-road moment and to discern the appropriate path. And because good judgement is so vital…