Leadership Development

Emotion and Reason in Leadership – Contrary or Complimentary?

EI or IQ? Feelings or Facts? Imagination or Intellect? Intuition or Information? Which is best? When is it best? The data indicate that emotion has an important role in leadership. (see what I did there?) Because we are human, we operate in both of these dimensions at the same time. We may be more inclined to one direction or the other Continue reading Emotion and Reason in Leadership – Contrary or Complimentary?

Hope Isn’t a Strategy But Don’t Be Hopeless

“Hope is not a strategy.” I linger on those words. I’m moved by their truth and ruffled by the underlying message that hope is for the weak, unfocused and unprepared. Maybe it’s the word “strategy”. A word that brings to mind tactics, plans, and execution. Perhaps in the narrow context of getting stuff done, hope Continue reading Hope Isn’t a Strategy But Don’t Be Hopeless

Breaking the Illusion of Progress

Congratulations! You just finished an epic blog post titled “10 Ways to Supercharge Your Leadership and Build the Organization You’ve Always Dreamed Of!”. Oh yeah, that was good stuff. Inspiring! Exciting! Every, bold, capitalized, exclamatory bullet point calling you to act like the 10,000 bullet points you’ve read before, (and mostly saying the same thing). Continue reading Breaking the Illusion of Progress