Tag Archive: Leadership Development

Stop gaining followers start growing leaders

Do you forget what’s important? Sadly, I do. I’m thankful a new friend from India made a comment about gaining leaders rather than gaining followers. He reminded me my personal priority isn’t followers… Continue reading

Vulnerable vs. Needy

Leadership guru’s advocate for vulnerability in leaders. Additionally, high profile leaders believe in vulnerability. Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks believes vulnerability is the most important leadership quality. (Stated on TV interview) Vulnerable leaders… Continue reading

Getting the most from anger

Seven days ago the Leadership Freak community let loose on “Whining Wednesday” and left a record number of comments explaining things that tick leaders off. It was fun and educational. (It’s not too… Continue reading

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

I received John Maxwell’s new book “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect” to review for my blog. I read it before I spent a week teaching a series of classes to 135 college students. I’m… Continue reading

Why do people follow?

The question of why people follow isn’t settled. Is following about leaders or is following about followers? Chances are it isn’t an either or question. Most leadership books focus on leaders but there… Continue reading

Performance reviews

Performance reviews are like Grape Nut’s Flakes, neither grapes nor nuts.  They don’t improve performance and they don’t review well either. Three reasons traditional performance reviews don’t work. #1. Extended time gaps The time… Continue reading