Can I develop leadership qualities and skills through books and practice?

Growing Leadership

Being an executive coach puts me in front of audiences and the frequent inquiries from followers. This post is in reference to a simple question I received not long ago. Can I develop leadership qualities and skills through books and practice? My answer, absolutely! Books are a great place to start. Books can help increase the leadership […]

Avoiding the Tendency to Overcompensate

Staying Centered

Managers and leaders frequently get caught over-compensating. You have an experience you don’t like. When the next situation arises that looks like the former, you choose to over-correct for past failures. It’s a common reality. Overcompensate– make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities We see this phenomenon on a personal level. […]

Changing Our View of Fatherhood and Leadership

How fathers can impact our leadership ability

Next Sunday is Father’s Day, at least here in the USA (The tradition is celebrated on different dates around the world). As we turn our hearts and minds to fathers everywhere, let’s take a look at certain aspects of what it means to be a Father and the leadership influences of fatherhood. Who and what […]

Leadership: Shining Light v Casting Darkness

“The beatings will continue until morale improves.” Heard that before? How often have you worked for a boss who operated that way? It’s not fun. Actually, it’s a horrible environment to suffer. Yet, work we must, and sometimes it comes out this way. Despite all of the great teachings about leadership, the effective demonstration of it […]

“Bill Weber, US Army BG (Ret) – Servant Leadership”

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Bill Weber, US Army BG (Ret) - Servant Leadership
June 2, 2017

BG Bill Weber was Deputy Commander of the Third Infantry Division when US forces marched on Baghdad. He has 30+ years of leadership training and some very strong ideas about what it means to be a servant leader.

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Making the Tough Calls

Dealing with problem employees

Leadership growth covers a lot of territory. There are so many dimensions to consider when growing and perfecting your leadership style and effectiveness. At some point you reach a conflict. What do you do about the loud rebel on your team? As much as I like to talk about servant leadership and the preferred ways it inspires […]

Do you suffer from Bright Shiny Objects?

Bright shiny objects distract us right? Too many leaders suffer from an occasional bout of BSO Syndrome, chasing bright shiny objects. A leader’s focus must remain clear. What are some bright shiny objects?  I am not talking about material things, although those certainly can distract. I once knew a CEO who had a large 10 […]