At some point in your tenure as a business leader, your company, department, or team is going to be shaken up. Even without the hopefully-once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, upheavals happen in every industry and with every business as markets flux, innovations emerge, economies adjust, competitors advance, and for countless other reasons. If you are in a period… Continue reading Leadership Challenge: Be Your Own Disruptor
Leadership Challenge: Breathe New Life into Your People
If you had to sum up in just one word Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, what would that word be? My vote is for “inspiring.” This speech is considered one of the major turning points of the Civil Rights Movement. It was inspiring in the true sense of the word in… Continue reading Leadership Challenge: Breathe New Life into Your People
Leadership Challenge: Are You Anchored or Adrift?
Fifteen years have passed, but I (Tim) still remember the meeting as if it was yesterday. A dozen senior leaders were sitting around the conference table. I was leading them in an exercise to identify their core values. One of the executives frowned down at the materials in front of him, then caught my eye.… Continue reading Leadership Challenge: Are You Anchored or Adrift?
Taking Up the Leadership Challenge
As a leader in business, have you ever had occasion to say, “That sounds good in theory.” Skepticism – even cynicism – underlies that statement. Roughly translated into a glorious jumble of mixed metaphors, what you really mean is, “I hear what you are saying and I think you are living in an ivory tower… Continue reading Taking Up the Leadership Challenge
Great Leadership from the Inside Out: To Move Forward, You Need to Stop
What does a great leader look like on the inside and why is it important? In this five-part series, we will be looking at “Great Leadership from the Inside Out” … because what is within you as a leader determines what comes out of your leadership. As a leader, you want to be continually moving… Continue reading Great Leadership from the Inside Out: To Move Forward, You Need to Stop
To Maintain Success, Sustain Leadership Disciplines
The connection between discipline and success is one that leaders know well. Disciplines such as communicating regularly with staff, setting goals, holding people accountable, and giving feedback reap their reward in the form of a positive corporate culture, strong teams, fulfilled objectives, and business growth. Given that direct cause-and-effect relationship, why do leaders often stop… Continue reading To Maintain Success, Sustain Leadership Disciplines