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...

Three Crucial CEO Responsibilities

Being the CEO of a company is not easy. You must take on many responsibilities to be successful, and it can be difficult for some people. However, every CEO has three core responsibilities: setting the vision, clearing the path for employees to get things done, and...

Leadership Lessons from Moneyball (yes, Moneyball)

Over the weekend, I rewatched Moneyball. Have you ever noticed how you can watch the same movie multiple times and get something completely different from it? Well, that happened to me this weekend. I watched the film through the lens of leadership and took away three...

How to be successful in your new leadership role.

Last week we discussed why new leaders fail. This week we look at how to be successful in your new leadership role. There are multiple things to drive your success, but today we will discuss three core principles you want to take care of first.  Listen before you act....

Why do new leaders fail?

What was your first significant leadership role? How well prepared did you feel for it?  Who helped you learn to become a leader? Companies often promote high-performing employees into leadership roles and just assume they will know what to do. Why? Because the...

How can a small business owner improve accountability?

Many say the best part of owning your own business is that no one tells you what to do. It was one of my first thoughts as I decided to start my own company several years ago. What I did not realize is that if no one is telling you what to do, accountability begins...