3 Steps When Good Intentions Blow Up

Every leader knows what it’s like to saddle up and ride into a hurricane of personal attack. Storms are tipping points for success or failure. The issue isn’t the storm, it’s how you… Continue reading

5 Ways to Build Your Reputation as a Leader

People justify their judgement once they tag you with a reputation. Character is more important than reputation. But leaders ignore the latter to their peril. You have one: Reputation is the way people… Continue reading

One Predictable Source of Tension on Teams

Tension between Dreamers and Doers is predictable and useful. Unfortunately, when misunderstood, tension creates drama and feels personal. Mutual irritation: Dreamers think about what will go right. Doers warn Dreamers about things that… Continue reading

3 Prevailing Beliefs that Limit Leadership

What you believe about yourself, others, and events governs your attitudes and behaviors. Limiting beliefs produce limited results. 3 prevailing beliefs that limit leadership: #1. Leaders are tough. Leaders do tough things. Successful… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Help! I’m Freaked Out About Coaching Others

On a recent coaching call, a leader said, “The idea of coaching others is freaking me out.” Confidence for inexperienced coaches: #1. Give control. Trying to control new situations creates stress. Worse yet,… Continue reading

7 Questions that Answer the Ultimate Opportunity of Leadership

The easiest thing leaders do is get things done. The hard part is the people. Leaders are ineffective if all they do is get things done. The true focus of leadership: Leaders focus… Continue reading