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.

Those who do and do not talk

“Those who know do not talk. Those who talk do not know.” — Laozi This is apparently a misquote of Taoism. However, I'm going to use it. For me, the quote points to something meaningful for leaders to be mindful of: Extraverts tend to think out loud. Thinking out loud...

What’s troubling you?

When was the last time you wanted to do something that caused you to stress? You might have spent days, or even weeks, stressing, planning and anticipating the worst. Then, when the day finally came, it seemed almost too easy. The event came and went, and all that...

What do you want to see more of in those who follow you

What would you want to see more of in those you lead? Responsibility? Trust? Courage? Do you want to know how to you elevate these types of qualities in those you lead? Elevate the quality in yourself first. "People will rise to the level of your leadership." You’ve...

Who knows best

If you’re a leader, you know the challenges in having to create the conditions for others to succeed. Leaders are often measured in terms of the team’s success. You need to trust the skills, knowledge and abilities of others to be successful. The problem is you’ve...

Leadership investments

Leadership is like investing your hard earned money. You invest money in something because you: believe it will grow and become more valuable buy because you see the potential, and are happy when you see what it’s become don’t react to temporary downturns, because you...

Do you get pushback

Do you like it when people push back? I’m talking about the type of push back where people are willing to tell leaders they think they are wrong about something. When you have too much or too little pushback, it is a sign of a potential problem in your leadership. In...

What are you assuming?

What are you assuming in your day to day work as a leader? The people you lead are happy working here? You know the best way to get the work done? People trust you? The process they're following is optimal? People like your involvement? What would you change if you...

We’re all leaders

Corporate leadership is often associated with job titles, knowledge, education or letters behind a name. While all of these things might be useful, not one of them means you are a leader. Leadership is most apparent when there's a problem. The problem could be...

Looking in the mirror of leadership

When a leader responds from fear, they unintentionally gift the fear to their teams. When a leader is unwilling to be vulnerable, they unintentionally make it unsafe for others to be vulnerable. When a leader is unavailable to the team, the team will be unavailable to...

Imperfect leadership is better than no leadership

What exactly is perfection, and how would you know you have it? In leadership, is perfection possible? Perfectionism is a common saboteur many of us have. The perfectionist is that voice in your head telling you something is not good enough. Perfectionism is expensive...

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