As a leader, being the one to save the day isn’t always a good thing. Here’s why!

Last year, one of my team members came into my office and said, "Tim, I hope you are wearing your cape today because I really need your help..."  I must admit, this was a great feeling.  I liked the idea of being the "superhero" that people came to for help and that others trusted me to save the day...  It was rewarding to know that others came to me in their time of need which … Continue reading As a leader, being the one to save the day isn’t always a good thing. Here’s why!

Here’s why leadership is a privilege…

The biggest mistake I've made as a leader is taking for granted what an honor it is to be in a leadership role.  It's easy to fall into the stress trap of leadership where your focus is directed towards managing the everyday chaos of leadership instead of appreciating the opportunities that being a leader presents you with.  As a leader, you are trusted with the opportunity to make the lives of those you lead better … Continue reading Here’s why leadership is a privilege…

What makes personal accountability so rare?

Why is accountability such a rarity in todays world?  It seems like everywhere we look there is someone blaming someone else for the challenges they face in life or the choices they have made.  Whether we're talking about politicians, coworkers, family members, etc. personal accountability is almost non-existent in todays world.  But why is that? Why is it that instead of looking for ways to improve the world around us and take responsibility for our … Continue reading What makes personal accountability so rare?

Here’s why your individual performance as a leader doesn’t mean S$!@…

Here's a simple truth of leadership...Your individual performance as a leader means nothing if the team you lead fails.  As a leader, you can be the best athlete on the team or the best CEO in the world, but if those you lead are unable to perform at a high level right beside you than your performance as an individual means nothing.  Here's why... If your performance as an individual leads to awards and recognition … Continue reading Here’s why your individual performance as a leader doesn’t mean S$!@…

Who are our “Leadership Proteges” vs. our “Serial Complainers”?

One of the most valuable lessons I've come to learn as a leader is that in the moment when the members of your team stop coming to you with their problems, you have failed them as the leader... Allow me to explain... Most of you leaders would probably agree that one of the worst parts of leadership is having to deal with the "serial complainers" on our teams.  You know, the people who find problems … Continue reading Who are our “Leadership Proteges” vs. our “Serial Complainers”?

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