Dealing With Pressure

It's Not If But When

Dealing with pressure

Leaders must know how to handle pressure. Pressure is one of those “not if, but when” factors in life. You will face pressure. The key question is how do you deal with pressure? Is your leadership style changed when pressure comes? When you face the outward forces crashing in on you, the heat rising, or […]

Procedures? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Procedures

Wait, maybe we do.....

Process and Procedure

Managers and leaders at all levels rely on process and procedure to execute scalable and sustainable delivery of the work they do. Yet from time to time, you will hear talk of being totally free-form in the operation of a business. Results speak for themselves. When you dive deep into the leadership success story of […]

Dealing with the Pain of Uncertainty

Dealing with Uncertainty

Uncertainty grips us all at some point in our lives. Perhaps it happens multiple times. It comes in many ways. When circumstances become unclear about “where this is going”, you suffer from doubt, fear, and a whole host of other emotions. I am writing this firsthand as I and my community are experiencing the unfolding […]

Creating Your Leadership Pledge

Why this makes sense

leadership-pledge

“I pledge allegiance, to the flag . . .” If you are an American reading this, you likely finished “the pledge” in your head – perhaps before you even read this line. Leadership requires a pledge. Why is that? Partly due to repetition. If you are of a certain age, you recited this daily at school, […]

10 Rules for High-Performing Teams

Work Team

Being a successful leader implies success within the team you influence. While a leader’s impact on specific individuals is easier to measure, team dynamics create exponential challenges for leaders. Success in today’s work world is more about team than individual performance. A team is more than just a group of workers, located together, doing their […]

Finding the Edge – Episode #1

Can changing your mindset really improve your business bottom line?

Dear Business Owner: Most business owners start their business based on their passion for what it is they do. Unfortunately, it takes much more than passion to build a successful business. You must have a specific vision for what it is you want your business to accomplish and the direction you want to take to […]

Entrepreneurial Leadership: Making the Team Tick

Building a strong team of leaders is vital for any entrepreneurial effort to get off the ground and rise to new heights. The founder/CEO cannot go it alone for very long. Yes, the early stage company can launch solely on the grit and determination of its founder. However, sustained growth requires the addition of a […]