Leadership Qualities–Empowerment

Of all the things that leaders can do to cripple their organizations, disabling their employees’ ability to think creatively about solving problems is one of the worst. Forcing employees to hide behind rigid, cookie-cutter policies and solutions doesn’t serve anyone’s best interest–not the company’s, not the employee’s and certainly not the customer’s.  Employees should be … Continue reading

Get Advisors, Not “Yes Men”

Leader Knowledge, blog post, Making great leadership decisions

OK, so I’ve been talking to leaders in various industries who operate in different capacities.  One of the most common topics is relative to constructing a strong board of advisors (So many sub-topics…I think this’ll be a series).  The thinking goes that if you do not know how to do something or need help on … Continue reading

Help Them Follow You–Part 2

OK, so if you’ve been following along, here are more ways to keep your pack following you… Make a decision.  Other than having a clueless leader, an indecisive one is probably the worst thing that could happen to anyone.  Don’t be afraid to make a decision.  A lot of leading is based in gut decision … Continue reading

Leadership…A Journey Into One’s Self

For years, scholars and others who study leadership have debated whether leaders are born or made. Does being an effective leader require one to be born with certain intangible, unteachable traits? Are there “skills” that can be taught to anyone that will enable him or her to become an extraordinary leader? The deeper we dig … Continue reading