Crisis Alert: What Leaders Do When IT Happens

Crisis Alert: What Leaders Do When IT Happens

Yes, IT happens. Equipment breaks. Computers go down. Power fails and floods are real. This week IT happened and water flooded the office. But what does a leader do when that kind of upheaval, disruption, and change occurs in any environment? In dire cases, there is no time for panic or emotions other than action.… read more

3 Quick Steps to Improve Promotion Readiness

3 Quick Steps to Improve Promotion Readiness

While anyone can be a leader, not everyone is in that prized position with the official title and role. Perhaps it’s time for a promotion. But, how does one get that to happen exactly? More so than might be freely admitted, getting promoted is often less about time in position, expertise, and experience, and more… read more

Alert: Leadership is a Matter of the Head AND Heart

Alert: Leadership is a Matter of the Head AND Heart

Being a manager means you track numbers, quotas, vacation days, attendance, and other tactical, measurable figures. Leadership is focusing on the people you have the privilege of leading while still keeping an eye and a handle on those figures that run the business, department, organization, or team and keep everyone employed and productive. Leadership is… read more

Confident Leaders are Certain of These Three Beliefs

Confident Leaders are Certain of These Three Beliefs

Certainty is a tricky leadership concept, particularly in the face of rampant change. However, confident leaders who operate from a strong foundation of authenticity waiver not on these three beliefs. Whether these are beliefs every successful leader truly shares has not been scientifically studied. Anecdotal evidence does suggest that out of those who struggle, experience… read more

5 Signs You’re About to Promote the Wrong Person

5 Signs You’re About to Promote the Wrong Person

New leaders fear making this major mistake, but most leaders will tell you making a bad hire was a lesson from which they learned the most. In fact, lessons leaders share they’ve learned populated this post. But making a bad hire is different than placing the wrong person in a new promotion. This person has… read more

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