Following the Follower: 15 Ways to Lead Better by Following Better

Following the Follower - 15 Ways to Lead Better by Following Better

Can being better followers make us better leaders? Focusing on following may seem an odd way to tackle the challenges of leading, but there’s a power in this approach we can easily overlook. There’s a danger in ignoring it, too.  That was a lesson I learned the hard way deep in the dry, burning pine […]

Stage Magic: 3 Ways to Amplify Your Leadership Message

Stage Magic: 3 Ways to Amplify Your Leadership Message

Getting our leadership message across to the team can be a challenge. But as leaders, we can forget that by virtue of our position, we are up on a stage. And like the stage occupied by actors and musicians, there are some great tools available to us, if we’re smart about how we use them. […]

Leading Spaghetti – How to Use Your Noodle to Lead Your Team

Leading Spaghetti

“If you’re a leader, you don’t push wet spaghetti, you pull it.” – Bill Mauldin Bill Mauldin was a famous cartoonist for Stars and Stripes, the newspaper widely read by American GIs during World War II. It’s easy to get his metaphor about leading spaghetti, and it makes sense, sort of.  But since Bill was […]