leadership qualities

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|

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|

How Leaders Can Influence Team Creativity

While speed and efficiency are necessary leadership traits in our always-on, do-more world, there’s also a point of diminishing returns. If we let agendas and clocks dictate all of our meetings, we could be undermining our own efforts to encourage meaningful collaboration and innovative thinking. Consider the unfortunate impact. Many people are reluctant to speak [...]

2019-10-28T22:36:35-05:00By |Leadership|

The Three Pillars of Perspective

I’ve noticed something interesting lately in my conversations with corporate leaders. Naturally, there are a few common themes:  increasing demands and endless meetings that suck up valuable work time. (I’m guessing you can relate to that.) But when I ask these leaders how they personally contribute while in meetings, I almost always get an answer [...]

2019-09-11T08:54:17-05:00By |Leadership|

Defy Conventional Leadership Wisdom to Achieve Breakthrough Performance

Leadership is experiencing a metamorphosis today. Its tried-and-true competencies are being tested (and sometimes even crushed) in our chaotic, always-on, hyper-connected, and competitive world. Conventional wisdom simply doesn’t have the same impact in the context of this new business environment. In writing a new book called, Leadership Unchained: Defy Conventional Wisdom for Breakthrough Performance, I [...]

2019-03-29T14:17:45-05:00By |Leadership|

Why Leaders Need to “KonMari” their To-Do Lists

This year, Netflix released a wildly popular new program called Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. In the series, Japanese organization expert Marie Kondo visits the clutter-heavy homes of selected American families and helps them tidy up using her now-famous KonMari method. The springboard for this media sensation was Kondo’s worldwide best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic [...]