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The Paradox of Leadership: Leverage the Contradictions

If you randomly asked someone to describe the qualities of a great leader, you’d probably get these types of responses: confident, energetic, decisive and results-oriented. Are those accurate? Yes. However, I’d quickly qualify that with a “Yes, but…” I’ve often written about the paradox of leadership. Bottom line, it’s not as cut and dried as most [...]

2021-06-10T13:44:01-05:00By |Leadership|

Shake Up Your Own Thinking

If you want to play a bigger role in the evolution of your company’s growth and success, there’s a mandatory step in the process: shake up your own thinking! Steve Miller, former CEO of Shell Oil Co., was well known for shaking things up. As Shell was rebranding in Europe, he invited a group of employees [...]

2021-06-10T14:01:01-05:00By |Professional Success|

What 2020 Taught Us About Leadership

I’ve always believed that challenging experiences help us to grow. From that perspective, 2020 offered us a learning opportunity like no other. I don’t know about you, but I really hope 2021 involves a little less learning. So now what? While it’s tempting to block out the whole year and focus on the future, I [...]

2021-02-04T13:11:55-06:00By |Blind Spots|

Leadership During a Crisis:

Supporting Your Team AND Taking Care of Yourself Leadership these days is challenging enough without throwing a global health emergency into the mix. But here we are! Now many of us are faced with managing virtual teams, implementing technology workarounds, and struggling with an enormous amount of uncertainty. By the nature of their positions, leaders [...]

2020-05-21T12:52:56-05:00By |Leadership|