Leading With a Blind Eye: Why You Can’t Ignore the Thing You Didn’t Want to See

Blind Eye Leadership

Why turning a “blind eye” is hazardous to the health of your team  In 1801, Admiral Horatio Nelson was leading several warships in a desperate fight against the Danish in the Battle of Copenhagen.  His ships were part of a larger fleet commanded by another Admiral.  Back in those days, commanders communicated with their fleet […]

How to use the EDGE Technique to Lead Your Team

EDGE Technique

Did you know that organizations have a life cycle?  In this video, we’ll talk about what the stages of that life cycle are, and how you can adjust your leadership approach to successfully lead your team in every stage.

Cornerstone of Leadership: What’s Yours?

Cornerstone of Leadership

The location, orientation, and strength of a building are determined by its cornerstone.  And just as a building needs that firm foundation to be strong, any organization also needs a basis of strength and purpose that orients and guides its actions.  These things come from its leaders.   These are its cornerstone.  The question is, as […]

7 Ways to Boost Your Confidence as a New Leader

Boost Your Confidence

The air is screaming by outside at 120 miles an hour, the ground is receding in the distance, and the weight of your parachute and equipment seems to be pulling you down.   Your heart rate is up, there’s a little tremor in your hands.  The risks seem real, but everyone in the airplane is watching […]

Use this Quick Tip to Focus Your Efforts

Have you ever noticed how with all the stuff around us, we only ever use a small portion of what we have?   Like that smart phone a lot of us carry.  How many aps and features does it have, and how many do we actually use frequently.  Probably a pretty small proportion, I’m guessing.  Same […]

Span of Control: The Leadership Secret of Captain Ahab

The Leadership Secret of Captain Ahab - Span of Control

Captain Ahab is famous in modern fiction for his maniacal pursuit of the Great White Whale, Moby-Dick.  He gets a lot of bad press for his poor leadership style, and things didn’t end up going very well for most of the crew by the end of the book. But there is one thing that the […]

Delegation, Part 2: What to Delegate?

What to Delegate

Knowing what to delegate makes all the difference in the world. The the thing is to remember that it’s not just about clearing your calendar so you can focus on those key leadership tasks, it’s also about choosing tasks that your teammates will be energized about doing and that will make your organization stronger by providing greater […]

Surviving a Leadership Vacuum

leadership vacuum

Things don’t always turn out the way we plan.  Key people show up late, come down with the flu, miss the flight.  Suddenly there is a leadership vacuum.  People start to drift, time is lost, confusion and frustration set in.  Something needs to happen quickly to get things back on track.  Here’s a recent story […]