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…

Guest post from Tina Martin: The Top Apps to Free Up Time While Running Your Business

A few weeks ago, a follower of this blog named Tina Martin, reached out to me and asked if she could write a guest post to share a variety of apps that may be helpful to leaders.  Of course I couldn't pass up on the opportunity to share resources that may be helpful to my fellow leaders. Please take a few moments and read Tina's post below and thank you, Tina for sharing these resources … Continue reading Guest post from Tina Martin: The Top Apps to Free Up Time While Running Your Business

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?

Here’s why loyalty is a rare commodity in today’s world…

Gold might be rare but can you guess what's more rare than gold in today's world?  Loyalty.  Whether we are talking about our personal or professional relationships, I'm confident most of you will agree that loyalty is often a rare find in the connections we make today.  But why is this?  Why is finding loyal friends, employees, spouses or just about anything else so difficult?  Well the truth is, there are hundreds of reasons why … Continue reading Here’s why loyalty is a rare commodity in today’s world…

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