How To Spot The 6 Greatest Culture-Killers Your Team Can Face

What you allow, you encourage. In leadership, this nugget of truth is especially true when it comes to the building of a healthy culture. When the leader allows fun, candor, initiative and diligence, those qualities will be encouraged to flourish. Similarly, when you allow Culture Killers like grumbling, selfishness and laziness, so too are you…

4 Ways To Effectively Mine for Emerging Leadership Talent

As a leader, nothing you do will ensure long-term success like finding and developing emerging leadership talent. Effective leaders are like gold-miners, always looking for the next “rising star” on the team. Rising stars are those members of your team who are exhibiting ever-increasing passion, desire and, most importantly, results. So, how do you actually spot…

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…

How To Forge Deep, Lasting Values By Ringing The Bell For What Matters Most

The values on your team or in your organization are not formed by the posters and plaques that hang on the wall. More than any other factor, values are formed by what you celebrate. There’s an old axiom that says, “What gets measured, gets done.” And while there is truth in this, when it comes…

Are You Absolutely Sure You’re Leading The Right Team?

Every leader leads two teams; there’s the team you inherited, and there’s the team you built. This key truth has been one of the most important lessons I’ve ever learned with respect to team leadership. The team you inherited were already in place before you showed up. They had been assembled by your predecessor, and…