How to Leverage the Power of Leadership Declarations

What you declare will go a long way to determining who you will become. Many leaders have values, most have opinions, and some even have convictions. But declarations are different. A leadership declaration is a personal statement of resolve that definitively underscores a leader’s core “DNA”. As an example, when I was in my early…

How To Excel As A Leader By Maximizing Pressure And Minimizing Stress

Pressure is inevitable, and necessary, in the life of a leader. Stress, on the other hand, can cause tremendous damage. Every leader knows that pressure is an energy that generates actions and results. Internal pressure is that innate inner drive that causes a leader to want to accomplish great things; to improve the fortunes of…

In A World That Values Optimism, When Should A Leader Be A Pessimist?

As a leader, should you always be an optimist? The answer is “yes”…and “no”…and “sometimes”… The reality is, there are times when a leader must be a grim-faced pessimist, while in other times it requires being a cheery-faced optimist. How do you know? Here’s a basic guideline to help you navigate this. A leader must be…