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
Don’t you despise the response “let me ask my manager”? This type of behavior doesn’t happen if an organization has a culture of empowered employees and leaders who elevate others. In this short video, I share a great example of my experience at Chick-fil-A where one of its employees was empowered to make a decision where the information was. Chick-fil-A is known to have an … Continue reading Your Company Will Suffer Without This Mindset
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
We’ve learned a tremendous amount about implementing successful leadership development programs through our partnership with organizations of all sizes and industries. Whether you work with us or not, these are the 5 critical elements that need to be a part of your leadership development program. Continue reading 5 Elements Required to Successfully Develop a Leader
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
Michael Phelps, the most successful and most decorated Olympians of all time, could not have achieved his level of success without his coach, Bob Bowman. Continue reading Most Leaders Epically FAIL at This Performance-Driving Skill
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