Creating a Clear Vision: Why it Matters

One of the most important roles of a leader is creating a clear vision for the business.  It can be challenging to create a strong vision, but it’s worth the time and effort. A company’s vision should include things like revenue, team size, expense, number...

Having Difficult Conversations: A Primer for Leaders

In my career, having difficult conversations with my team members was always tricky. I coded these conversations as conflict. And conflict is something I’d almost always prefer to avoid. Early in my career, I could work around it. I didn’t lead people. My worst case...

The Power of Leadership Self Awareness

I have a confession to make. Early in my leadership career, I didn’t have a lot of self awareness. Decision-making was a big struggle for me. The ideas weren’t lacking, landing on one and sticking with it though? That was a big challenge. The Innovator...

Ready to Lead

Are you ready to lead? It’s a great question and one I began to ponder after watching the recent season of Star Trek: Discovery. In the episode, Captain Saru hands over command to Ensign Tilley. She doesn’t believe she’s ready to lead, and he tells her, “Part of...

Leadership Team Trust – 5 Tips for Success

Building a leadership team is an essential part of any leader’s success. Once that team is in place, the next most important thing is to build leadership team trust. This can be a challenge as trust is hard to define. It is often more of a feeling than something...