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Lighthouse Leadership

Lighthouse leadership is about knowing what direction to steer your team when the storm hits. Here’s a captivating short story about heroism in a storm, and four ways to help you lead in the dark.

Quiet Professionals

We tend to think of “leaders” as those who are the loudest and most visible, but I think it’s the quiet professionals who show us the highest form of the leadership art, as these three stories illustrate.

Three Ways to Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough

How do you keep going when it is hard to keep going? These three ideas can help you finish whatever marathon you happen to be running.

Non-Verbal Skills for the Virtual Team Leader

Non-verbal skills are key, but in the virtual team leadership world they are even more critical; here are eight ways to speak more powerfully to your virtual team even before you start using actual words.

11 Video Conference Characters and How to Avoid Them

You’ve seen these video conference characters before; here’s why they look so strange, and how to avoid their mistakes so that you look like a leader on screen.

Learning Leadership - Why a Little Disease Might Do Us Some Good

Learning leadership is no simple matter; in fact it requires a certain kind of disease; here’s what I mean and why you may want to catch it.

Virtual Ceremonies - Should They Count?

We are in an age of virtual ceremonies like the one for my daughter’s graduation. Do they carry the same meaning? What are the implications for leaders?

Geese in a Row - What we Often Forget About Leadership

There’s something about leadership we can sometimes forget, a line of paddling geese in a row I saw this morning illustrated that point perfectly.

How to Lead with Certainty in Uncertain Times

It’s hard to lead with certainty in uncertain times; here are five things to think about and three ways we can lead confidently despite the unknown.

Don't Make Lemonade

They say we should look for ways to make lemonade when life hands us lemons; I say we can do better. Here’s an interesting example worth following.

Team Rituals - 35 Ideas to Strengthen Your Culture

Team rituals play a critical role in building the strength of our cultures and the power of our organizations; here are 35 ways to put team rituals to work for you.

Set and Forget Leadership

“Set and forget leadership” is all too common, and it can get us into trouble when it comes to delegating work; here’s how to delegate without getting burned.

Saying No - 9 Ways to do it without making everybody angry

Saying no can be hard, but if we are to accomplish the things we have set out to do, we need to find a way; here are 9 ways to make saying no easier.

Beat the Hamster Wheel

It is possible to beat the hamster wheel that our goal-chasing can seem to put us on. Here are five ways to find the joy on the path to our goals.

Rapid Deliberation - 7 Ways to Hit the Target Under Stress

In times of high stress, reacting in haste is a recipe for disaster; what we need is rapid deliberation. In this post we take our cues from Wyatt Earp, and Army paratroopers, and talk about 7 ways to respond with accuracy when the chips are down.

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