The Power of Asking Questions: 7 Ways Questions are More Powerful Than Answers

How can asking questions be more powerful than answering them? In the effort to demonstrate our worthiness to lead, often we find ourselves in a hurry to provide answers.  People want guidance, direction, and need to understand priorities. But if we’re playing the Shell Answer Man all day, we miss the opportunity to do something […]

The Leader Apprentice: 5 Ways to Master the Learning Mindset

Kennedy said that “leadership and learning are indispensable to each other,” so how do we make sure we keep learning? It’s easy to get caught up in the daily business of getting things done.  But if we’re not careful, though we may accomplish much, we don’t become better in the process.  To improve, we have […]

Leader Isolation: 6 Ways to Conquer Loneliness at the Top

Leader Isolation - 6 Ways to Conquer Loneliness at the Top

We are not alone… …but sometimes it can feel that way.  Leadership can bring with it a sense of isolation.  You seem to be the only one bearing the burden of responsibility, setting the standard, and trying to balance the demands of your boss with the realities on the ground. Today we’ll talk about how […]

5 Connections You Need for a Powerful Leadership Network

Leadership Network

It is not unusual for someone to be promoted into a position of leadership based on their job performance.  But often, the skills that got them promoted are not the ones that will help them excel as a leader. You are bridging the gap from doing what you are told, to figuring out what it […]

How to Train the New Guy

Train the new guy

Being the leader is a challenge, but it can be even more challenging when you have new people join the team who don’t yet know how to contribute.  In the next two minutes I’m going to show you a way to pull the new guys on to the team and quickly turn them into productive […]