After years of studying, practicing, applying, and writing about what the best leaders do, I am confident there are 5 critical skills every leader must develop to become the best leader that can be. These skills do not have to be completed in order, and you will probably find that you already have a high skill level in some or most of them. Continue reading 5 Critical Skills You Must Develop to Become a Great Leader
One of your direct reports disregards a rule. What do you do?
Do you let it slide because they are a top performer? Do make excuses for them because they might not know better? Do you fire them to send a message to your team?
It all comes down to discipline, and not in the way you’re probably thinking. Continue reading What Bad Leaders Consistently Get Wrong About Discipline
If you have ever tried to something with any real difficulty, you have exprienced failure. Failure is a part of life. However, many people avoid failure by simply deciding not to participate. If something smells even remotely challenging or risky, they avoid because of the fear of failure. Continue reading Why the Best Leaders Fail and How They Learn From It
There aren’t many managers that say being a leader is simple. It makes a lot of sense because there are so many important things they are responsible for.
It starts with building great relationships, connecting their team to a deep purpose, having a vision, setting clear standards, holding others accountable, and being a strong coach just to name a few. Continue reading 5 Simple Phrases Bad Bosses Must Start Using
To get a pulse on employee engagement and culture, most company leaders leverage a yearly employee engagement survey. This isn’t enough. Measuring culture is the least important part of the company culture journey. The most crucial part is impacting it. Continue reading 5 Levels of Company Culture and How to Impact Yours Positively
When coming up with a list of key leadership skills, it’s not uncommon to see phrases like “good communicator” or “strong decision-making abilities” come up. While such attributes are certainly important, another vital trait is often overlooked: empathy. Continue reading 3 Simple Reasons Empathy Makes You A Better Leader
Organizations today seem to be on a mission to get more out of less. The best example of this is fewer employees with more responsibility. Often this ends up with a role I call the “two-way” leader. Not only do they have to perform their own job function but they are also responsible for managing a team of people. Continue reading How the Best Leaders Find Success With Limited Time
When you share your passion, competence, and experience with others, you make an impact that lasts a lifetime Continue reading Why the Best Leaders are Teachers
Whether you are a leader with an extremely busy calendar or one who tends to keep your schedule more free and flexible, here are two ways to improve the quality of your relationships during the time you spend together Continue reading Sound Advice Bad Leaders Don’t Listen To
The words purpose-driven and finance don’t seem to even go in the same sentence because of a vast majority of people think the purpose of a finance company is “making money.” While making money is incredibly important for any business, not just in finance, a purpose-driven organization connects its mission to a deeper meaning in order to align its employees and make better business decisions. Continue reading Why Your Company’s Purpose Must Go Beyond Making Money