Leadership Daily

This blog is written for everyone who is interested in Leadership. Every day I share a story inspired by something in my week, along with a thought on how you might integrate this into your life.

What labels are you using?

What labels are you using?

Lazy, unmotivated, misdirected, selfish, unfocused, withdrawn. Labels can make you blind to the truth in a person. What aren’t you seeing when you apply a label to someone? For example, a lazy person might be struggling to focus due to a personal problem. A scattered...

How good are your decisions?

How good are your decisions?

You talk to people and gather information. You do the research and might even hire outside help. In the end, how do you know you’re about to make a good decision? Unfortunately, you can’t. No matter how thorough your research, you will never know whether you’re doing...

Offering feedback – what’s your mindset?

Offering feedback – what’s your mindset?

Giving useful feedback is challenging. Positive feedback can quickly shift from an affirmation to flattery. Negative feedback can change from criticism to hateful. The distance between useful and unuseful is short, and it has everything to do with your mindset. When...

What didn’t you say?

What didn’t you say?

Do you know that voice in your head that talks to you? It's the voice that answered my question. Have you noticed how often that voice seems to know the right thing to say or do next? That little voice is your intuition speaking. Your intuition is a wise inner who...

How much control do you have?

How much control do you have?

Have you noticed how the more you try to control life, the less you seem to have control of life? I see this as one of the paradoxes of life. Control is a mental process that often involves coping. When you cope, you’re trying to reassign ownership or put up with the...

How bold are you?

How bold are you?

I was heading to a meeting to talk about a thorny issue with a Vice-President. For me, I was about to do something bold and felt confident I was about to be fired. In hindsight, my clients often turn corners when I think I'm about to be fired. The client turns the...

Let their true self shine!

Let their true self shine!

A team member was sitting in my office, crying. He was exhausted from trying to fit in. During his performance review, his manager told him his future with the company was uncertain if he didn’t change his personality. As a leader, your job is to bring out the best in...

Don’t give them excuses

Don’t give them excuses

Corporate objectives help establish a direction for a company. The challenge with objectives, though, is they're often big or portraying a time far into the future. For many people, they might be busy in their day to day jobs and don't feel connected to the...

Give conflict a little space

Give conflict a little space

Dealing with conflict can be uncomfortable and leave you feeling disoriented and vulnerable. You might even have a physical reaction to conflict, such as sweating or freezing. When I find myself amid conflict, I like to start with a little silence. The silence gives...

The best time to solve a problem

The best time to solve a problem

The best time to solve a problem is, of course, before it becomes a problem. It’s at a time when the problem is more of a concern and anxiety is low. When you confront problems early, you will more easily be able to resolve them. Good leaders want their teams to be...

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