The Leadership Challenge: Criticism – 5 Tips!

The Point: Call it “constructive” or call it “transparent” criticism, but have you ever had a conversation with a stakeholder at work regarding how things could have gone better? If so, you’ve probably dipped a toe or two into the constructive criticism pond. So as a leader, how can you navigate such moments maintaining a results focus and positive … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Going Trump – 3 Tips!

The Point: He’s been called brash, egotistical, politically incorrect, and a host of other things on his ascent towards the lands highest office (The President of the United States). Donald Trump has rubbed some people the wrong way, and caused others to stand-up and cheer for his anything but politically correct pursuit. Think what you will of … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Shutting Up

The Point: Time is a very valuable commodity these days. And with what seems like less time on your leadership hands, you’re probably compelled to speak more than listen. After all, as a leader contended this week during an executive coaching session, how else would he be able to give direction to his troops! However, what exactly are you … [Read more...]

Maximum Impact Leadership: Step 2 of 7

The Point: I’ve seen a lot of leaders come, and I’m certain I’ll see a lot go in the future. But what is it about the “best” leaders that we can share with you? The “Best” Leaders one way or the other always have maximum impact on their organizations, their industries, and the world! The following seven (7) part series was developed from coaching … [Read more...]

Maximum Impact Leadership: Step 1 of 7

The Point: I’ve seen a lot of leaders come, and I’m certain I’ll see a lot go in the future. But  I was asked the other day during an executive coaching conversation "What is it about the “best” leaders that you can share?" After a few moments, I answered that the “Best” Leaders one way or the other always have maximum impact on their … [Read more...]

Communication Skills for Leaders – Part III: Presenting

In this three part series we’ll look to cover one of the most feared skills that a leader can possibly look to exhibit: Communication. Get communication skills for leaders right, and the world can be your oyster. Get communication skills for leaders wrong, and you’ll get nowhere near the results you could have achieved (Read that as NO oysters!) In … [Read more...]

Communication Skills for Leaders – Part II: Practice/Preparation

In this three part series we’ll look to cover one of the most feared skills that a leader can possibly look to exhibit: Communication. Get communication skills for leaders right, and the world can be your oyster. Get communication skills for leaders wrong, and you’ll get nowhere near the results you could have achieved (Read that as NO oysters!) In … [Read more...]

Communication Skills for Leaders – Part I: Planning

In this three part series we’ll look to cover one of the most feared skills that a leader can possibly look to exhibit: Communication. Get communication skills for leaders right, and the world can be your oyster. Get communication skills for leaders wrong, and you’ll get nowhere near the results you could have achieved (Read that as NO oysters!) In … [Read more...]

Three Communication Systems, Strategies and Skills of the Best CEOs

The Point: What is the job of a CEO? Opinions may vary, but perhaps Peter Drucker answered the question best when he stated “The CEO is the link between the Inside that is ‘the organization,’ and the outside of society, economy, technology, markets, and customers.” One of the leadership development keys to fulfilling this role, is that the … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: The 10 Most Endangered Leadership Communication Skills

The Point: Neither you, your company, nor the society at large can function without good leaders. However, one thing we know here at Tip of the Spear is that so much has been said and written on the subject of leadership that it’s easy to be overwhelmed with all the ‘clutter’ out there. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at 10 essential … [Read more...]