FAST leaders

Are You a FAST Leader?

International leadership guru Gordon Tredgold coined the term FAST for his book by the same name and his teaching on effective leadership. FAST is an acronym that encompasses all the best attributes for finding success. Whether your dreams are personal or professional, FAST can help. Let’s unpack this powerful meaning. […]

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Managers Being a Friend at Work or Just Friendly?

Anyone who has ever become a supervisor or manager knows the strain of drawing fine lines around relationships at work. Some companies have very explicit fraternization policies. Others are far more relaxed. The size of the company can also dictate the level of relationships people are permitted to have. On […]

Leadership: It’s in the Bag, Part II

When coaching an executive or business owner about leadership, there is a word picture that tells so much more than all the other metaphors. That word picture is golf. Those of you might ‘hate golf’ or don’t know much about it, please stay with me. The game of golf is a collection […]

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8 Warning Signs That Your Supervisor is Incompetent

We have all had bad bosses, but how do we know if our supervisor is really a bad one? Here are 8 warnings signs that your boss can’t do the job, along with ideas about what a great supervisor should look like. 1. Never Has Time for You. Is your […]

Great Leaders Talk Last

Have you ever wondered why your team doesn’t seem to participate in any discussions at meetings? Or can you cut the air with a knife at one of your team sessions? Perhaps you are the reason there is so little collaboration and contribution. Managers or owners who call a meeting, but […]

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Here’s the One Topic Always Missing from Everyone’s Top 10 Leadership Lists

Are you curious when you read a headline about leadership “Top 10”? I know I am.  There are certainly some great thoughts that get covered in the popular lists of success factors attributed to great leadership. Goodness knows we need good leadership. Yet there is one topic that seldom gets […]

Lead in the MOMENT

Growing Influence: Using Easy Leadership Moments

Key executives and business owners get consumed by thoughts of big picture responsibility. Thinking big is a valued trait, right? Sure, we expect our leaders to provide us vision. You have to be able to see the big picture to become a successful executive. However, there is one big catch […]

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Burn the Ships – Eliminate the Easy Out

We all like Plan “B” options that afford us 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. How’s that for bold leadership? As a leader, you […]

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Measuring the Milestones of Life

Have you ever stopped to think what the milestones in your life are telling you? Or do you even keep track of those moments? We all have decisions, outcomes, and experiences that shape and mold the person we become. Some call these defining moments. Taking a look at the list of […]