WAIT – don’t talk, yet

Do you know the phrase “Less is more?” Do you ever think about how important these three words are to your leadership effectiveness? Your job as a leader is to help others succeed. I can’t think a better to help them succeed, then to get out of their way. Try this...

Are you a great leader?

Think of what it would be like to be a great leader today? Now, think about what you are missing, that would make you that great leader. People will tell me about things they are missing: one more certification, domain expertise, experience in challenging situations...

Who is doing all the talking?

Think about your team meetings. Do a few people do most of the talking? How often do you end up doing what the biggest talkers were saying? Often those who talk the most are presumed to be extroverts. Extroverts do their best thinking while talking to others. So, for...

Dare to be wrong

Yesterday, I shared the post “Don’t fear their strengths.” The post talked about surrounding yourself with people who fill in the areas you are weak. Leaders often ask how they can be effective when they are not an expert? While expertise helps, the...

Don’t fear their strengths

Who are the people you want around you? The ones just like you? Or, the people who fill in where you are weak. In many corporate environments, leaders are expected and rewarded for having all the answers. So, it might leave them feeling vulnerable not to be the one...

“All birds find shelter during the rain

Dictionary.com defines “Problem” as: “a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful needing to be dealt with and overcome.” While this might be somewhat true, I think the definition is too negative. What if you took a positive...