Category Archive: Leading

If it’s broke DON’T fix it

Image source by Shane Willis You may spiral into frustration and irrelevance if you try to fix stagnated teams or committees. Leaders are passionate fixers that love enhancing organizational efficiency and effectiveness. A… Continue reading

How to Extend your Influence

The magnetism of isolation is control and safety. Isolating yourself may indicate that tasks, problems, and challenges take precedence over people. During isolation coercion usually escalates. You lean more toward authority than relationship. Worse yet,… Continue reading

How to start right and end well

Over coffee yesterday, a local business leader complained to me, “I can’t get him to decide.” Decision-making is one of your greatest leadership challenges. I believe you’ll flounder until you make the two… Continue reading

The True Sources of Influence

Leadership is… Maxwell said, “Leadership is influence: nothing more, nothing less.” Influence is… Albert Einstein explained that, “Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.”… Continue reading

Top talent can be frustrating

The leadership team of the not-for-profit I lead is meeting with our highly committed top talent. These meetings have made me realize how top talent might be frustrating to some leaders. Surprisingly, talented… Continue reading

Why should anyone follow you?

Stated simply, leaders have followers. Put negatively, if you don’t have followers you’re not leading. Here’s the big question, why are people following you? Successful leaders know why others follow. What value are… Continue reading