You can determine a person’s priorities by looking at their calendar and checkbook – the same can be said for organizations. Why don’t organizations invest more on leadership development?
Are you ready for 2023? If you're like me, you aren't, but we can be!
Here’s a news flash: People are different! That’s one of the many reasons leadership is so challenging. However, of all the strategies I’ve experienced in my career to raise engagement, there is one that is almost fool-proof… Give people real responsibility.
How do you think of your role as a leader? Your mindset matters.
Conventional wisdom says, “10,000 hours of deliberate practice will make you world-class.” A recent study from Princeton debunks this theory. I believe this is great news for leaders.
During a recent interview, I was asked: What’s the biggest insight you’ve had regarding leadership throughout your career? How about you – how would you answer that question? The microphone is yours, what would you say?
Think about the decisions you make: to enter a new market, to launch a new product, to embark on an unproven strategy, to hire a staff member, or to let one go. All of these decisions have consequences. However, some of the most important decisions you’ll ever make are the ones to stop doing something.
What do you struggle with as a leader? Based on countless conversations with leaders, I think I know. I didn’t have language to capture all these conversations until recently. Here’s what I think… the number one issue facing many leaders is forgetfulness.
Every journey has a beginning. Although many of you have been on your leadership march for a long time, others are fresh on the trail. Regardless of where you are on your timeline, there are four arenas which require your attention and ultimately your mastery if you want maximum influence and opportunity.
The best leaders value results and relationships.
Most leaders don’t understand what REALLY determines their success. We mistakenly believe our trajectory is determined by what we can do. This is a half-truth. As I look back on my career, I’m not sure when I discovered this – regrettably, it was MUCH later than I should have. Do you know what is required to be a great leader?
One of the things I've observed as I've worked with organizations all around the world is that virtually all of them want to improve performance.
Think about a time you were fully engaged – maybe this was at home, work, school, on a team, or part of a social club or non-profit organization. Hopefully, some people can honestly say they were fully engaged at work!
One of the things I've been thinking about recently is how you and I can emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever.
I want to live my life on purpose. As part of my ongoing attempt to do so, on a regular basis I look back at the previous twelve months. This assessment, if done well, can inform my upcoming decisions. However, every review also surfaces gaps in my life and leadership.
One of the challenges every leader faces is... how do you confront reality? How do you stay grounded in truth? It can be really challenging.
If you and I could sit down and have a cup of coffee there are so many things I'd like to talk to you about.
I met my wife in 11th grade; we were in Trigonometry together. I’m glad I was there; however, I shouldn’t have been. It became obvious fairly quickly that I was in over my head.
Leaders generally know where they are trying to go – it’s called vision. The best leaders also have a good sense of where they are today – it’s called being grounded in reality. However, the challenge is often the how. How will you move from here to there?