Leading

The Inspiring Truth about Leading and Losing

We love winners. The leaders who made it to the top. Leaders with a great story. Accomplishments. Achievements. Success. It’s useful to recognize the positive traits of successful leaders. But don’t believe all the hype. Correlation does not imply causation. Not everyone who succeeds is a great leader. Many people succeed in spite of their Continue reading The Inspiring Truth about Leading and Losing

Six Attributes of Proactive Leaders

“We are not our feelings. We are not our moods. We are not our thoughts.” ~ Stephen Covey The world is changing rapidly and leaders face relentless pressure to adapt and meet these new demands. We are expected to step into the fray and guide the organization through a complex maze of choices and risk. Continue reading Six Attributes of Proactive Leaders

The Fine Line of Leadership

Like it or not, leaders walk a fine line… In every interaction, every decision, every day. If we don’t give the right attention to our steps We can lose our way. The fine line between recognition and manipulation The fine line between teaching and telling The fine line between encouraging and enabling The fine line Continue reading The Fine Line of Leadership

The Second Arrow: Leadership and the Art of Self-Compassion

The first arrow strikes unexpectedly. A project derailed. A coworker lies. A promotion missed. We feel pain.   This type suffering is the nature of life. The reality we cannot ┬ácontrol despite our best efforts.   Then the second arrow arrives. I should have done more. How did I not see this coming? I am Continue reading The Second Arrow: Leadership and the Art of Self-Compassion

Getting to the Point of Leadership – 3 Questions

Pick any definition. Leadership theory comes in a thousand flavors. The only definition that matters is the one that matters to you. So what’s your point? Exactly.   What is your point?   When you remove all the superficial, external motivations, what remains? What is the single driving force that moves you to lead? What Continue reading Getting to the Point of Leadership – 3 Questions