Delegate Better: Three Ways to Get the Results You Want

Delegate Better - 3 Ways to Get the Results You Want

To delegate better, it helps to put more energy into the start of the process. With the help of a story about a naturalist stranded on a frozen lake in the Canadian sub-arctic, here are three ways to begin so that we get what we need at the end.

Transformational Leadership: 5 Steps to a Brighter Future with Your Team

Transformational Leadership

He found a creative way to complain about a relationship gone bad, but the words of his song reveal the difference between merely managing people and truly leading them. What did he say?   Today I’ll share his thought-provoking quote and how it can inspire us to become transformative leaders in this edition of “Lines for […]

The Dangers of Taking the Easy Way

Taking the Easy Way

“What’s wrong with taking the easy way?” Sometimes the answer to our problem seems easy.  But the easy solution may not always be the right one.  Today in “Lines for Leaders” I’ll share what one famous person said about the dangers of taking the “easy way,” along with some thoughts about how we can make […]

Establishing Trust: Why the Details Matter

Establishing Trust - Why the Details Matter

How do we establish trust? We know that establishing trust is a key to leading well, but how do we go about it?  An unexpected encounter in the back of a dark garage shines a light on how we can build the trust we need to lead.

Reintroducing Quibbling: The Kryptonite of Leadership

Reintroducing Quibbling - The Kryptonite of Leadership

What is quibbling and why does it matter to leaders? Do you remember watching Superman, and seeing what happens to him when he comes in contact with Kryptonite?  How weak and ineffective he becomes? I think that there’s something just as powerful that we are all exposed to every day, and it can have a similar […]

Are You a Potential Leader? 7 Ways to Get Noticed

Potential leader Get Noticed! v2

Are you a potential leader who’s just looking for an opportunity?  Do you think you have what it takes, and just need others to notice your leadership ability?  If so, this video is for you. Today we’ll talk about seven things you can start doing today that will get you noticed as a potential leader […]

Leadership Mistakes: 3 Things to Do When You Really Step In It

Leadership Mistakes - 3 Things to Do When You Really Step In It

What should a leader do when they make a mistake? Nobody likes to “step in it,” but leadership mistakes will happen.  What you do when they occur makes all the difference. Do these three things well, and you may end up with a stronger team than you started with.

How to Be a Great Boss: 9 Ways to Get a 5-Star Rating From Your Team

How to be a Great Boss - 9 Ways to Get a 5-Star Rating From Your Team

What does it take to be a great boss? Some bosses are more memorable than others, and some perhaps you’d like to forget.  But what does it take to be a great boss?  What distinguishes the one that people remember years later as the leader who made a difference? I was fortunate to work for […]