The Leadership Challenge: Swearing – 1 Tip!

The Point: We’ve all had those heated moments of leadership where using swear words seems like an appropriate choice. Call it lazy, call it a limited vocabulary, call it an attempt to add “humor” or levity to a situation, hey you can even call it getting your “street cred” in certain situations! But are any of these situations appropriate to swear? … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Indifference – 3 Tips!

The Point: We all want leaders to lead with their “skin” so to speak in the game. Leaders that are so vested in the outcome of the operation that “whatever it takes” is not only the organizational motto, but performance measuring stick for what's the desired result achieved (and if not, why not?) But what if your leadership team, or you, are not … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Launching a New Business – 3 Tips!

The Point: We all love the success stories associated with launching a new business that are bantered about in the media. 20-30x returns are often reported to those early investors who were daring enough to participate in fund raising. However, what happens to the ideas that don’t get launched successfully? What becomes of the leaders who fail(ed)? … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: The Yoda Process to Meeting Success – 4 Tips!

The Point: Have you ever been in one of those meetings where the leader ram-rod home point after point, only to have everyone participating withdraw further and further from the team’s mission? How about if your meetings just don’t have a high level of candor/commitment present? If so, then this special May 4th Star Wars themed leadership challenge … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Trumped!

The Point: When you think the leadership challenges of the universe are conspiring against you and failure is at hand, you had better figure out a way to gain advantage so as to leave stakeholders trumped. In this post, we’ll explore the trumped phenomenas at play so you can overcome just such leadership challenges… Enjoy! Divided … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Holacracy (like Zappos) – 5 Tips!

The Point: What would your organization be like if your employees lead themselves? Would it be better, or would it be worse? Tony Hsieh of Zappos after hearing Brian Robertson (a software company CEO and therefore people expert) bet that his organization would be better… Considerably better! In the short term, Holacracy at Zappos appears to be a … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Innovator or A$$hole – 5 Tips!

The Point: In a constant drive for success and achievement, most leaders find themselves challenged with how best to spur on the creativity of their team to produce innovative results. However, 9/10 (but who’s counting?) this drive for innovation is misconstrued for a$$hole (Yes, that’s the word you’re thinking of - ahole!) behavior. In this post, … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Title Dilution – 3 Tips!

The Point: If you’re an achiever in your career, your title not only represents what you do BUT your accomplishments as well. So what happens if you’re at an organization that elects to water-down or dilute titles so that everyone appears to be harmonious/at the same level operating as an entire team? In this post we’ll examine the leadership … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Pollyannaish

The Point: You want to have a positive outlook… I want to have a positive outlook… I think we ALL want to have a positive outlook! But is that positive outlook actually doing more harm than good for you? In this post, we’ll take a look at The Leadership Challenge Pollyannaish to determine if it’s actually working for the good, or if it’s acting as … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Legacy Lessons from My Father – 5 Tips!

The Point: Today marks the nine year anniversary of my Father's passing. It seems like just yesterday... And in another sense, it seems like forever ago! My Father is responsible for making me the man I am today (Son to my Mother, Brother to my Sister, Husband to my Wife, and Father myself to my own Children). So in order to honor his legacy, I … [Read more...]