Category Archive: Leading

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

Anticipation as Leadership Advantage

The way to maximize the present is to anticipate the future. Anticipation enhances influence and expands leadership: Don’t simply meet today’s challenges. Anticipate tomorrow’s opportunity. This is especially true when developing and challenging… Continue reading

Four Opportunities to Move First and Lead with Confidence

The difference between a leader and a follower is moving first. Ask yourself, “How will I move first?” if you aspire to lead. #1. Care first. Selfishness – disadvantaging others for the advantage… Continue reading

Recommended Summer Reads for Leadership Freaks

The thing I love about good books is they help me think my own thoughts. Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman If you read one book this summer, read Thinking, Fast and… Continue reading

Practical Ready Made Agenda Items for Your Next Meeting

One sure way to lead lousy meetings is to rely on spontaneity. Never let spontaneity be an excuse for lack of preparation. Spontaneity within a plan is more effective than spontaneity as a… Continue reading

The Risky Business of Dealing with an Indecisive Boss

A common complaint about bad bosses is they won’t make decisions.  An indecisive boss seems cowardly, lazy, short-sighted, or self-serving.     It’s risky to take action when you have an indecisive boss.… Continue reading