Hard skills are worthless by themselves and here’s why…

Undeniably, soft skills are the most under appreciated skillset in today's workforce.  When we are looking to add people to our teams, clear cut experience always seems to take precedence over critical soft skill sets and I firmly believe that is a catastrophic disservice to the teams we lead and here's why... It's completely rationale for us to look for the highest quality candidates when expanding our teams because we the teams we lead to … Continue reading Hard skills are worthless by themselves and here’s why…

Here’s why I set alarms for 4:00 AM everyday…even Saturday’s.

Most people will think I'm crazy after reading the title of this article and that's ok, because my wife does too.  The truth is, only a handful of people will read this entire post because most people scoff at the idea of waking up so early, especially on a weekend - but not me.  Actually, I take that back.  There was a time in my life when I slept until lunch and didn't think twice … Continue reading Here’s why I set alarms for 4:00 AM everyday…even Saturday’s.

Here’s why every great leader needs a devils advocate…

Once again, I've written another post to share a leadership strategy that directly contradicts some of our most common leadership instincts.  As leaders, there are so many decisions that we are forced to make and our instincts often lead us to surrounding ourselves with like-minded people who support those decisions.  Those same instincts lead us to keeping the people who contradict how we think at arms length away and while this might make life easier … Continue reading Here’s why every great leader needs a devils advocate…

What is emergent leadership and why is it so important?

On the first day of basic training I learned a valuable lesson about why authority only gets you so far as a leader.  Right after a hoard of drill sergeant stormed into our bus, they pointed to the man in the seat right in front of me and said, "You! Stand up.  You're in charge.  Get everyone off the bus".  Just like that he was assigned a leadership role with authority and I will never … Continue reading What is emergent leadership and why is it so important?

Why should leaders eat last?

A harsh reality of the world that we live in today is that a large majority of people in leadership positions are selfish.  This should come as no surprise to many of you that it doesn't matter whether we are talking about politicians, CEO's, supervisors, etc., the lure to leadership positions is often driven by the perceived authority and power that comes with those roles.  Unfortunately, it's all too common for the power that comes … Continue reading Why should leaders eat last?

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