The Value of the Vision

The Value of the Vision

A little known act during World War II highlights the value of vision for our teams, and why we should treat it like a precious metal.

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 […]

Visionary Leadership: When Social Proof Fails

Visionary Leadership - When Social Proof Fails

What is visionary leadership? In 1921, an explorer and naturalist named William Beebe was trekking through the jungle in Guyana.  He came across a large colony of ants marching along a path that they had made. Curious, he followed the little ant highway to see where they were going. After a quarter mile of climbing […]

Keeping Your LeaderShip Afloat: 4 Ways to Get Your Head Above Water

Keep Your LeaderShip Afloat - 4 Ways to Get Your Head Above Water

Does it sometimes feel like your attempts at leading are like, oh, I don’t know, paddling a half-submerged pumpkin down a river?  Last weekend I had the privilege of watching people attempt to do exactly that.  Join me for a video of what happened, and some thoughts about how to keep your LeaderShip afloat, even […]

Howling at The Moon: One Way to Handle Criticism

Howling at the Moon: One Way to Handle Criticism

It can be tough to handle criticism.  As leaders we need to be open and ready to listen to the good, the bad, and the ugly. How we respond to that criticism after listening can take many forms. The story is told of a man out walking with Abraham Lincoln one day.

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 […]

3 Ways You Might be Sabotaging Your Team’s Culture on Day 1

3 Ways to Sabotage Team Culture

Your team’s culture is it’s life-blood, its soul.  It’s who you are and how you interact as a group.  If it’s a good one, your culture can directly contribute to increased employee engagement, rising productivity and decreased turnover. But if you are not careful, from the very first day someone new joins your team, you […]