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
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
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
A participant in a recent workshop asked a very important question, “What’s the difference in coaching versus feedback?” Continue reading When The Best Leaders Use Coaching vs. Feedback
It’s human nature to want to be liked. While there is nothing wrong with this desire, it may be hurting your ability to lead others effectively. Continue reading Why Great Leaders Don’t Care About Being Friends First
Your company doesn’t have to be the size or have the budget of Lippert Components to have a leadership development academy. What you need are business leaders who value the development of people and understand success isn’t sustainable without great leadership at all levels. Continue reading Why Your Company Needs a Leadership Development Academy
There are those who speak about leadership and then, there are those who are leaders. John McCain is the latter. Surviving nearly six years as a Vietnam Prisoner of War, this great American hero went on to serve as Senator of Arizona. Despite his unsuccessful run for President in 2008, McCain’s achievements amounted to plenty. Continue reading With 1 Sentence John McCain Taught 3 Lessons For You to Remember About Leadership
No matter where you fall on the leadership spectrum of a subpar to great, there is good news. It is not too late for you to become a better and more effective example for your people. Continue reading So You’re Not as Good of a Leader as You Thought. Here’s What To Do Next
After years of studying, practicing, applying, and writing about what the best leaders do, I am confident in a set of common tips that all leaders of teams should know. If followed, applied, and mastered, these 10 important tips will increase the probability of improving the performance of your team as a whole. Continue reading 10 Critical Tips to Become a Great Leader