We’ve all done it. You set the alarm for 6:00 AM with grand aspirations to get up and workout like a Navy Seal before eating a healthy breakfast and cracking on with your day.
Then the alarm goes off, it’s dark and cold outside, you’re tired – and those good intentions simply evaporate. Continue reading Why You Should Start Your Day at 9PM
It didn’t take long to figure out I didn’t want to follow this guy. From the outside he looked like the posterboy for leadership. He dressed well, he had built a solid business, he had a great family, and other people in the office respected him. But once I began to peel back the onion and see him interact with others when things weren’t going … Continue reading Types of People Who NEVER Succeed in Leadership
The problem is that the sales team is under performing – and the leader doesn’t know how to solve it. Selling and leading are two different skills. There is an assumption that just because you can do one, you can do the other. Continue reading Why Sales Leadership is So Hard
The shift to a leader who is not only present online, but also an active contributor has become less of an anomaly and more of what the best leaders are doing on an ongoing basis. By taking this approach their people get to learn from them by reading blogs they have written, tweets they have sent, or pictures they have shared. Continue reading Why the Best Leaders Embrace Social Media
It didn’t take long to realize who would be on the short list for promotions. They stood out like a lightning bug at night because they were doing things differently than the others. Continue reading What You Must Do To Get Your Next Promotion
Whether you’ve just come off a huge project that ended with a thud or are running at full pace in repetitive execution mode, there comes a time where you take a step back and ask yourself, “Why am I doing this? I don’t have anything else to give!” Continue reading Reigniting Creativity When You’re in a Rut
But what about leadership? Do we choose leadership? If so, which category does it fall into; big or small; trivial or significant?
Leadership is a choice you make just like any other and it’s a big choice. Everyone has the capacity to be a leader but doesn’t mean they want to or even should. Continue reading Why We Have Too Few Young Leaders
Leader Lounge is our new video series where we answer your questions about leadership and life as a modern professional. If you have questions you need answered, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Leader Lounge” in the subject. Continue reading Transitioning from the Frontline to Management
I have had five different people tell me they were struggling to be an effective leader. I wasn’t surprised; leading other people is one of the most difficult jobs on the planet. What did strike me as odd was that when pressed, each person mentioned various challenges, but always ended the conversation with the same response;
Continue reading Leadership Boils Down to Two Choices
It’s time for leaders to act from the the front lines. During the first few nights of riots in downtown Charlotte, Public defender Toussaint Romain did just that. He parked himself right in the middle of a wall of policemen and an amorphous crowd of demonstrators. Continue reading What Charlotte Needed Was Leadership