Are You at Your Best

Greetings Leaders, Time for a little mid-year reflection. Looking back over the past few weeks, is there a time that stands out for you when you felt as if you were truly leading at your best? That would be a time when you were very aware of and deliberate in your leadership and things seemed [Read More]

Are You Believable

Greetings Leaders I always thought the purpose of news organizations was to report the news rather than make the news. It is usually not a good thing when one of them becomes the lead story. Fox News was recently the headline grabber when it settled its defamation case with Dominion Voting Systems for a reported [Read More]

A Caution About Work

It seems there are very few things we know for sure, but I am going to offer up something which you will likely agree is one of those sure things. It is the “fact” that it is virtually impossible to get all of your work done in any given day. There is always something else [Read More]

A Caution for Leaders

Much of the leadership research findings and commentary I read these days are about the need for an increased focus on employee well-being. That is no doubt a good thing, given the twists and turns of the past 3 years, and all the continuing craziness. People still seem to be a bit frazzled. That said, [Read More]

Changing Expectations of Leaders

During my 30 plus year career working in leadership development, there have been a couple of admired characteristics which high percentages of people continually said they looked for in their leaders. They are Forward-Looking and Inspiring. It makes sense, doesn’t it? After all, leaders are people who step up to take us to places we [Read More]

A Most Common Daily Mistake

People will often share with me that they wish they had more time to think about the future and be a more intentional leader. I remember talking with one fellow about it and asked him what prevented him from finding the time. I really appreciated his answer. He did not say that his time was [Read More]

Dig Below The Surface

Greetings Leaders, A couple of weeks ago, I had an arborist come out to look at one of my trees. By mid-summer, its leaves were starting to turn brown and fall off, much earlier than normal. The arborist dug down below the surface and found what is called a girdling root. That is a root [Read More]

The Value of Belonging

Greetings Leaders, How connected are the people in your department feeling these days? With team structures such as remote, hybrid, and blended becoming more permanent in work, one’s sense of connection – and feelings of belonging – might not be as strong at the moment as they need to be. Survey results published by Deloitte [Read More]

Struggling With Trust

According to recent Gallup polls, trust is declining again, especially in some of the major institutions. It is probably not surprising that Congress, television news, and newspapers tend to fall at the bottom of the list of organizations most trusted. Trust and confidence in big business also remains low. On the other hand, small business [Read More]

Power of Purpose After Loss

Not too long ago, I lost my wife of 45 years to cancer. Do I still grieve? Yes. Are there still moments of great sadness? Yes. Do I find my eyes occasionally welling up with tears? Yes to that as well. Am I aimlessly floundering? Absolutely not. For you see, I discovered a lesson in [Read More]