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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 a tremendous skill in balancing priorities, energy, and focus....
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...
Decision-Making and the Power of Action

Decision-Making and the Power of Action

Have you heard it said that “if you do not make a decision, you have still made one”? One of the keys to great leadership is the ability to make clear decisions in a timely manner. Not to do so causes confusion in the ranks and leaves forward motion to...
Integrity is Everything

Integrity is Everything

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” ~ Abraham Lincoln Recently, we looked at credibility, which is critical for developing relationships, especially relationships that matter. In the book...