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Inspirational Leadership

Inspirational Leadership

What does inspirational leadership look like in your organization? Let me ask: what impact do inspiring leaders have on performance, both organizationally, and at an individual level? Consider this: while an employee’s mindset is important to their overall...
Emotions and Leadership

Emotions and Leadership

For certain aspects of a business, managing using emotions can be detrimental compared with a more disciplined approach. Regarding business decisions related to the overall vision, mission, and goals, relying on data, facts, logic, reasoning, and experience can be a...
Developing Effective Leadership Habits

Developing Effective Leadership Habits

As a leader, what role do you take in your own leadership development? If 2020 taught us anything, it was the importance of seeing the big picture without losing sight of the small details. This requires tremendous skill in balancing priorities, energy, and focus. And...
Evaluating Executive Candidates

Evaluating Executive Candidates

Note: This blog post builds upon The High Cost of Poor Executive Hiring Decisions posted in April 2018. The evaluation of candidates for C-level and other executive positions has improved over the years, however tremendous opportunity remains. Regarding making a...
Managers as Coaches (Part 2). Some Solutions!

Managers as Coaches (Part 2). Some Solutions!

While being the solver of all problems might be effective and efficient in achieving results for a manager in the short term, in the long run it creates a weaker team through learned helplessness. Too many organizations are unable to function when the boss isn’t there...