Are Leaders Getting the Short End of the Stick?

I am humbled by the leaders who have continued to produce at high levels during the past two years. Think about the intense layer of challenges they have been facing during these unprecedented times: A global pandemic that forced an instant disconnect with remote teams The need to support employees struggling with the uncertainties about [...]

2022-03-21T12:33:35-05:00By |Leadership|

Leadership Expectations: How to Juggle the Demands of Execution, Empathy and Inclusion

Prickly discussion topics have been rippling through workplaces since 2020, and today’s leaders are getting plenty of industry advice about how to handle them. Just check out these business journal headlines: “How to moderate the work-from-home debates that are dividing companies nationwide.” “How to facilitate conversations with your team about social unrest and lapses in [...]

2021-09-08T14:28:06-05:00By |Leadership|

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|

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|