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|

Making Mental Health a Leadership Priority

The relentless pace and uncertainty of business today is taking a serious toll on all of us. Leaders might strive to be purpose-driven, impactful and innovative, but they are often hijacked by constant crisis management and the pressure to give everyone a voice. As if that’s not enough, add in the exhaustion of trying to [...]

2022-02-07T12:54:03-06:00By |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|