Leading with Trust

The Top 10 Ways Leaders Bust Trust

“Call me irresponsible, call me unreliable Throw in undependable too” Frank Sinatra ~ Call Me Irresponsible (1963) Irresponsible, unreliable, and undependable make for great words in a song, but if those adjectives describe your leadership style then chances… Read More

What’s Your Leadership Promise?

I recently stopped at Starbucks to get my morning jolt of caffeine on the way into the office. As I was sitting at my desk waiting for my computer to finish booting up (and wait, and wait, and… Read More

Does Your Leadership Inspire Freedom or Fear? 4 Ways to Tell

Independence Day was yesterday and it had me thinking about freedom. As we all know, the desire to be free from the rule of the British Empire was the driving force for the fledgling United States to declare… Read More

5 Qualities Every Employee Wants in a Boss

Bosses…most of us have one. Some are good and some are not so good. But every one of them has an impact. The question is, what kind of impact? Does their influence cause learning, growth, and success for… Read More

5 Pieces of Advice for all Those “Average Joe” Grads

I attended a high school graduation this past Friday. It was similar to all the other high school and college graduation ceremonies I’ve experienced over the years. The graduates filed in to their seats accompanied by the notes… Read More

8 Ways to Tell if You’re a Good Boss or a Bad Boss

Are you a good boss or a bad boss? That question reminds me of the scene from the Wizard of Oz when Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, first encounters Dorothy in Munchkinland. Glinda asks Dorothy “Are… Read More

Are You Too Exhausted to be Truthful? 3 Strategies to Avoid Dishonesty

It’s late on a Friday afternoon and you are feeling spent. You feel like you’re fried crispier than a piece of bacon on a greasy hot griddle. You are mentally and emotionally drained after a long week of… Read More

The 1 Thing That Will Ultimately Determine Your Success as a Leader

Leadership is a complex endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. We tend to make things more complicated than they need to be and that’s definitely true in the field of leadership. To prove my point, go… Read More

5 Leadership Lessons From a 100 Mile Bike Ride

Yesterday I completed my first “century” (100 miles) bike ride…101.38 miles to be exact, but who’s counting? I took up cycling as a casual hobby a couple of years back, riding 10-30 miles at a time. Wanting to… Read More

Are You Easy to Follow? 10 Things Great Leaders Know and Do

“He’s a pretty easy guy to follow.” That was the response from a friend when we were recently talking about how much she enjoys her job. She’s worked with this person for several years, they have a great… Read More

3 Secrets to Leadership Success from the #NewOneMinuteManager

With over 13 million copies sold in 37 languages, The One Minute Manager is one of the bestselling business books of all-time and it continues to inspire leaders around the world with its practical wisdom on managing people. But… Read More

The 5 Fundamentals of Effective Listening

Think of the best boss you’ve ever had. What was it about that person that made him or her your best boss? Did you trust them? Probably. Did they care about you? Very likely. Was he or she… Read More