Category Archive: Leading

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

The 12 Assets That Elevate and Expand Every Leader’s Influence

Everything you have today began with someone else. Leadership is stewardship. Now the question is, “How are you bringing value to others?”. Leadership isn’t about status, position, salary, or title. Stewardship is about… Continue reading

Seven Steps to See and Solve Blindspots

Blindspots let you blame others for your shortcomings and feel superior while doing it. 5 common leadership blindspots: Evaluating yourself as a good listener, even though you can’t wait for others to stop… Continue reading

All I Want is Just a Little Respect

Aretha Franklin speaks for everyone when she sings, “All I want is just a little respect.” Don’t poke dogs and expect them to kiss you.  The song, “Respect,” was written by Otis Redding.… Continue reading

Three Leadership Commitments that Cost Little but Payoff Big

The unimaginative and uncommitted blame lack of money for lack of action. But you don’t need money, position, or resources to make a positive difference where you work. All you need to bring… Continue reading