Leaders, Layoffs Are Not About You

CEO Braden Wallake posted about his grief and anguish after laying three people off. It became a viral post to empathize with or mock. Here’s the problem. He made the layoffs all about him. Layoffs are not about the leader. They never are. Is it hard for a...

Three Reasons Leaders Fail to Motivate Teams

You may be a great leader, but if you can’t motivate teams, you’re not going to get very far. And this is not a small problem. According to Gallup, only 15% of employees feel motivated at work. So what’s going on? There are several reasons leaders fail to...

3 Tips to Become a More Productive Leader!

Do you feel like you could be a productive leader? Do you leave daily with a more significant to-do list than when you started? Are those priorities you were going to address today? You’re not alone! This post will share tips to help you become a more effective...

The Danger of Soft Leadership

The definition of good leadership is ever-evolving. And today, the trend is toward more compassionate leadership or servant leadership. And as with every leadership trend, there is a danger of it going too far. In this evolution, the risk is tipping over into soft...

You Are Where the Buck Stops

Leaders, the buck stops with you. I hope that’s not news to you. If it is, we will spend some time today talking about why. You may wonder, why now? I’m no fortune teller, but I read enough. And from what I’m reading, challenging times are right in front of us. It’s...

Leadership Isolation – How To End It

We don’t talk about leadership isolation very often. We expect leaders to be strong, decisive, and resilient. But we don’t talk about the need they have for a community.  Leaders have the pressure of an entire company on their shoulders. And they carry that weight all...