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.

Fake it until you make it

Fake it until you make it

When you bump into a new situation, do you fake it until you make it? There are times I fake it, and when I do, I never hide this fact. I can only assume you are out of your comfort zone when you are faking it. When you are out of your comfort zone, you will feel...

Are you looking at symptoms or problems

Are you looking at symptoms or problems

How do you know the difference between a symptom and a problem? It can be difficult, if not impossible, to tell the difference. Sometimes problems present as symptoms, and symptoms present like problems. What might be different if you looked at everything as a...

Stop trying to make them happy

Stop trying to make them happy

The leaders I encounter, who are the most exhausted, are running around trying to make everyone happy. In case you didn’t know, leadership is not about trying to make everyone happy. Unhappy people are a sign of a problem. Solve the problem, and they are more likely...

Seeing the truth

Seeing the truth

When I am stuck in a problem, it is a sign I’m likely not seeing the truth about the problem. When this happens, I like to take a step back and look for the truth. Sometimes I need the help of someone who can help me look at the problem. As a leader, stop assuming...

Your most burning question

Your most burning question

On more than one occasion, I have found confusion where I thought there was understanding. When I explained I didn't get any questions, so I assumed they understood. Often, people will sit with questions and not ask them. There are many reasons for this happening....

What can you hear in the silence?

What can you hear in the silence?

When people talk, do you listen to respond or understand? If your focus is on responding, you will miss out on a lot of valuable information. You might miss a juicy insight or a burning question. Someone might be upset or ready to quit. How do you expect to hear any...

What defines your leadership?

What defines your leadership?

A leader once said to me, "I know you are doing your best, but I'm not sure this is working given the people you have to work with here." Do you believe in those you lead more than they believe in themselves? Your beliefs about those you lead will leak out in how you...

Let them lead

Let them lead

A leader once came to me exhausted by the effort it took to lead their team. The leader didn't feel they could ever disconnect, and they had to be involved with everything. When I hear stories like this, my starting point is to ask “what might be different if you let...

Build your leadership

Build your leadership

I am confident in my ability to lead in most situations. I have led through the messiness of conflict, emotionally charged conversations and seemingly impossible situations. Despite my confidence, the only thing I'm completely confident in is that my leadership is...

What problems are you dealing with?

What problems are you dealing with?

What if you knew an annoyance your team struggles with costs an hour of effort every day? What if you knew those small problems are going to make your product unsupportable one day? Leadership is creating the conditions for success. Solving big problems might feel...

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