A Leadership Fail This past week, the world witnessed the senseless invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces led by madman Vladimir Putin. His deranged vision for seizing control of Ukraine was met with harsh criticism and strong tactical resistance. Global allies rallied to rebuke his moves. The whole tragic affair, whose outcome is yet decided, […]
Positioning yourself as a leader will make your work more meaningful and advance your career. You can gain influence based on your title, or on knowledge and skills you already possess.
We all like Plan “B” options that afford us an escape when things don’t work out. In 1519, Captain Hernán Cortés landed in Veracruz to begin his great conquest. Upon arriving, he gave the order to his men to burn the ships.
What does it really mean to lead by example? What things should you do? How do you do it? Who’s paying attention? When should you do it?
Gaining Experience From time to time, I have a mentee say “I am interested in doing what you do. Please tell me how to do that.” Often I struggle with that ask, because if I was honest, I’d say “You’ve got to be kidding me. Do you know what I’ve been through to get here?” […]
In business, there is an invisible wall between good management and great leadership. You can break through that wall.
Inspect what you expect. This is an old saying that I learned decades ago. What does it mean, exactly? And what does it have to do with leadership? Well… Have you been guilty of spouting a directive then letting it die a natural death? We’ve all done it at one point or another—whether accidentally or […]
You and I both control one big thing in our daily lives. That ‘thing’ is the effort we choose to spend.
Whether it is effort at work, at home, in the gym, on the golf course, fishing, playing sports, or building relationships, we all choose what level of effort is used.
Personal mission statements guide you towards your goals. If you sometimes feel like you’re floundering, chart your course by putting your purpose into writing.
If you have responsibility for a business, a company, or a team, STOP solving everything. Please stop solving everybody’s problems. That sounds like a crazy person talking, right? Here’s what I mean. It is likely you climbed the business ladder by solving problems. As a sole-contributor on a team, you helped make things happen. Whether […]