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.

Is your team stuck in storming?

Is your team stuck in storming?

Tuckman's model for team formation tells us teams will go through a series of phases. The second phase is storming, when the team's productivity is low and conflict high. What happens when a team gets stuck in storming? There are many reasons a team might be stuck in...

Stop trying to fail

Stop trying to fail

While listening to the book, "Nine lies about work," I had a facepalm moment! Nothing great happened because someone failed. Great things happen when people operate from their comfort zone and bring their best selves. I knew this, but I've been talking about it all...

Increasing your leadership impact

Increasing your leadership impact

The other week I rekindled an old story about what it means to be self-employed. Stories such as this one keep me both stuck and doing things without value. Hanging on to stories, such as this one, can be exhausting. You spent your life-time forming your stories, and...

How to know you’re a great leader

How to know you’re a great leader

A couple of days ago my post "How do you define leadership," asked readers to think of a great leader. Since writing that post, I've been thinking of what great leadership might look like. The problem is, you cannot observe leadership directly. You can observe...

What choice are you making?

What choice are you making?

Have you ever wanted something and yet you keep holding yourself back? Perhaps you want to run a marathon, or go after a new job opportunity. If you don't have what you want, you might be stuck. When you're stuck you are making a choice that is working against you....

It’s always a choice

It’s always a choice

Have you ever wanted something and yet you keep holding yourself back? Perhaps you want to run a marathon or go after a new job opportunity. If you don't have what you want, you might be stuck. When you're stuck you are making a choice that is working against what you...

How do you define leadership?

How do you define leadership?

Think of a great leader you want to be like. Perhaps a leader you would like to have as a mentor. How would you describe their leadership? How would you know they are a great leader? The only way I know to become a great leader is to keep moving forward. You won't...

But what if they’re still stuck?

But what if they’re still stuck?

Yesterday, I wrote about helping others build their awareness. I make it seem easy as all you have to do is ask some powerful questions. I only wish it always worked so smoothly. So, what do I do when someone is stuck? Don't give up on them as there is always...

Build awareness before giving advice

Build awareness before giving advice

Others have accused me of avoiding or being theoretical when asked context-specific questions. The problem is that when I answer, it comes from my context and not yours. You will be far better off and more powerful if I help you become more self-aware. When confronted...

Are you stuck?

Are you stuck?

Recently, while teaching The Responsibility Process(R), I was asked if it's OK to stay in a mindset like Lay Blame, Justify or Quit. For example, what if you are feeling overworked, and the company has implemented a hiring freeze. You might feel powerless to change...

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