Category Archive: Leading

The CEO of Deloitte Learns Respect from his Dad

You should respect Jim Quigley, the leader of the world’s largest professional services organization. Jim Quigley told me, however, that leadership is about giving respect. Jim said, “What I believe about leadership I… Continue reading

10 Steps Gutsy Leaders Take

Six reasons leaders wimp out: Avoiding conflict. Striving for certainty. Avoiding career risk. (Butt kissing) Lack of self-confidence. Lack of urgency. Protecting your turf. Two results of wimpy leadership: Leaders that won’t make… Continue reading

3 Reasons people resist your leadership

Don’t expect people to automatically follow you because you have a leadership title. If you sign their pay check they may conform but won’t necessarily follow. Resistance isn’t always bad; it may reflect… Continue reading

5 Cures for Leadership-loneliness

Leaders feel lonely. Relationship boundaries stretch and occasionally break. In addition, change, innovation, or new initiatives may cause loyalties to evaporate. If you’ve never experienced the loneliness of leadership, I wonder if you’ve… Continue reading

Protecting Your Progress

Coach John Wooden said, “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” “All or nothing thinking,” is one reason momentum ends, stagnation begins, and defeat lurks in the… Continue reading

Determining Leadership Focus and Direction

The way you define leadership determines what you’ll do, where you’ll go, and how you’ll get there. Without definitions you’ll flounder. You must define your leadership. Some leadership-definitions are relational, others situational, still… Continue reading