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.

Leaders: are you listening?

I once told my boss I didn't like how much travelling I was doing. I loved the work and the people. However, being gone so much was a problem as it took me from my family. I resigned sometime later citing the amount of travel. I felt powerless to change the situation,...

Does the perfect leader exist?

Is it possible to be a perfect leader and have; all the right knowledge, perfect morale, no problems, total control and much more? For years, I tried to achieve this dream state of being a perfect leader. Truthfully, perfection is not possible in leadership. You will...

The gap between fault and solutions

When problems occur, it is human to find fault. Which department, team or person created this problem? If you stop with finding fault, though, you have not accomplished much. The problem with finding fault is that things are not always what they seem on the surface....

Are you stuck?

No one knows as much as all of us do. The amount of time you remain stuck with a problem is proportional to the amount of time it takes you to ask for help. Given this relationship between problems and help, why do so many companies have a culture where it is unsafe...

Enjoy the ride and laugh

I met a family while waiting for a flight from Chicago to Toronto. The family had been on four airplanes in 2 days. The problem was that this family was only supposed to be two airplanes over eight hours. When it comes to air travel, let's just say; whatever could go...

Let them go and celebrate

How do you measure your leadership effectiveness? I’ve talked about how to measure the impact of your leadership before. Are you able to prove to me your leadership is effective? Recently, I was talking to a client about her team. She told me how one of her best...

The pain might not be big enough, yet.

The world is changing. Technology, climate, economy, people and everything else around you is in a constant state of change. There is, of course, good and bad changes in all of this. It does not matter whether we’re talking about climate change, competitive threats or...

Who are you really?

From an early age, there is a good chance you were told who you should be. There are many ways this happens, and in most cases, it is done with good intent. You should get a good job. You should marry, buy a house and raise a family. You are too much, so you should...

Who receives the credit?

I once received the feedback, “I have no clue what you do, but keep doing it as your leadership is making the team wildly successful.” One of the drawbacks to leading is you may not get credit for the team’s success. Given this reality, it can leave a leader...

When a team member pushes you too much

Do you work with a team member who always has something to say? They are always pushing the boundaries, or offering advice? How do you deal with that person who always seems to be pushing you? I came across an answer in Dare to Lead, by Brene Brown.: “move in — people...

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