How To Avoid The Perils Of “Watch Me Swim” Leadership

Have you ever encountered a “Watch Me Swim” leader? This is the person who insists on letting you know about every accomplishment they’ve achieved, no matter how small or insignificant. The attitude is very similar to the child splashing around the swimming pool, desperate for the grown-ups to notice their aquatic abilities. For children in…

4 Ways Exaggeration Can Be Causing Your Leadership Credibility To Take A Hit

As a leader you must certainly project optimism. But when you cross the line into exaggeration or hyperbole, your leadership is facing significant risks. A leader in my orbit once described a very average meeting we had been in as “Quite possibly our best meeting ever!” The statement was so over-the-top, and so removed from…

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…