The Leadership Challenge: Flexibility – 5 Tips!

The Point: If you’ve ever taken in a Cirque du Soleil show you know that the pure athleticism of a cast member is simply mind-boggling. It bears repeating… Mind –boggling! Mix several of these cast members into the choreography of the show itself and it can be sensory overload (almost inducing a nauseous state!) In this post we’ll examine the … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: BOLD versus SAFE – 4 Tips!

The Point: Every year-end it’s the same old same old… A bevy of the year’s “Top” lists (Top 10 Goals of Successful Leaders), a slew of New Year’s Resolutions (ones that you’ll never keep, or keep for the first 4-weeks of the new year), and a bunch of “Year in Review” stories about what went right/wrong in the year that just was. Well that all ends … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Cyber Security

The Point: What used to be a problem only for organizational information officers (primarily Chief Information Officers or CIO’s), now the leadership challenge of cyber security spans the horizon for organizations. In doing so, cyber security is every leader’s responsibility regardless of function performed. In this post, we’ll examine the threats … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Cutting Ties with Poor Performers

The Point: Performance reviews by the numbers often don’t take into account the emotional aspects of working with people. While the numbers should speak for themselves, is it important to take into consideration the “other” factors when determining future personnel roads forward. In this post we’ll examine the leadership challenge of cutting ties … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Radical Candor

The Point: Do painful truths create faster growth, deepen trust, and build long-term relationships? This is the promise of a management technique known as “Radical Candor.” Popularized by high tech firms, the approach recommends cutting through the political correctness of conversations and therein allows for a more truthful dialog. But is the … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Firing – 10 Tips!

The Point: You knew it was coming, but you didn’t want to see it (let alone admit it once it happened!) Be it for purposes of production, professionalism, or personal reasons, firing associates should always be looked upon as a leaders final reproach. A reproach that must take into account the best interests of the individual experiencing the … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Likeability – 5 Tips!

The Point: While leadership isn’t a popularity contest, it isn’t an unpopularity contest either! There is much more to be gained than lost by being likeable as a leader. So in this post we’ll explore the leadership challenge of likeability and provide 5 tips so you can achieve the smiley face emoji of leadership likeability… Enjoy!   It’s … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Acceptance – 3 Tips!

The Point: No matter how much you’ve tried for a successful outcome (Diagnosed the problem from multiple perspectives, researched potential solutions, spent thousands of dollars, etc.), sometimes you simply have to accept that failure is an option. In this post, we’ll explore the leadership challenge of acceptance and provide 3 tips to help you … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Deconstruction – 5 Tips!

The Point: If you are attempting to build leadership in your organization, you know just how difficult that can be. Who to select, what to instruct, and how to verify lessons learned/implemented are amongst the leading-edge decision points to be made for a successful leadership development program. But rather than work from the bottom of the org … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Poor Decisions – 5 Tips!

The Point: If you’re a leader undoubtedly you’ve come to the decision tree in the process map of leadership several times… Decide correctly and fame/fortune await you, but decide incorrectly and failure awaits. In this post, we’ll examine the leadership challenge of poor decisions and provide 5 tips to help decide correctly… Enjoy!   Ready, … [Read more...]