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Embrace Change by Disrupting versus Being Disrupted

Embrace Change by Disrupting versus Being Disrupted

The phrase “good enough” is used by the lazy to justify inaction so disrupt yourselves before others do it for you. And, without creating a runway for failure leaders can't expect a runway for success.

Lead from Behind for Leadership Success

Lead from Behind for Leadership Success

A great leader doesn't create followers but instead creates other leaders. Simply, great leaders empower and drive success by leading from behind during good times and leading from the front during turbulent times.

Decision-Making Matrix: Winners Are Not Those With Size but Rather Those with Speed

Decision-Making Matrix: Winners Are Not Those With Size but Rather Those with Speed

Volatility is the new normal where winners are not those with size but rather those with speed. Leaders must reconcile the need for speed with unbiased, value maximizing decision-making.

Avoid Artificial Harmony by Embracing a Transparent Culture

Avoid Artificial Harmony by Embracing a Transparent Culture

Great leaders do not let the preservation of artificial harmony trump the importance of an open, transparent culture where everyone has a voice to respectfully dissent and be heard.

Create Strength Through Humility

Create Strength Through Humility

Humility is the gateway to successful leadership because great leadership does not rest with those that think they know but rather with those that have the humility to realize they don’t know.

Inspire with a Shared Vision for Leadership Success

Inspire with a Shared Vision for Leadership Success

Inspiration and action are born from a vision which only happens by appealing to people’s hearts more than their minds; as such, leaders must plan with the head but lead with the heart.

Lead with Focus to Create Ownership & Unlock Results

Lead with Focus to Create Ownership & Unlock Results

Without focus an inspired vision will never come to fruition. Simply, focus ensures simplicity instead of complexity, alignment instead of chaos, and ownership instead of artificial buy-in.

Leadership Success Hinges on Creating a Purpose Driven Culture

Leadership Success Hinges on Creating a Purpose Driven Culture

Leaders can't inspire action without a purpose driven culture. Simply, culture is a company’s nervous system - without it an enterprise is a paralyzed entity because numbers don't drive a business - people do.

Employee Engagement - The Real Secret to Growth

Employee Engagement - The Real Secret to Growth

Organizations don’t change until people change and people don't change without high engagement. Simply, if a leader wants raving, engaged customers they must first create raving, engaged employees.

Create Positive Momentum for Leadership Success

Create Positive Momentum for Leadership Success

Momentum is a leader’s best or greatest foe. Negative momentum, with its strong gravitational pull, can make a great leader look mediocre while positive momentum can make a mediocre leader look great.

Earn Trust By First Giving It Out

Earn Trust By First Giving It Out

Trust is earned slowly but lost in a moment. If you’re not trusted, you cannot lead but to be trustworthy a leader must first give trust out before expecting to receive it back as leadership is based on goodwill.

Become a Role Model of Excellence for Leadership Success

Become a Role Model of Excellence for Leadership Success

Leadership is far more about what you practice and how you practice it than in what you preach and how you preach it. Simply, leaders influence and inspire action through their own behaviors more than their words.

Be an Empathetic Leader by Listening First & Speaking Last

Be an Empathetic Leader by Listening First & Speaking Last

A leader isn’t good because they’re right but rather because they’re willing to listen, learn, and bring out the best in people. Without two way communication one is commanding not communicating.

Visionary Leaders Give Power Away

Visionary Leaders Give Power Away

A leader’s capacity to empower directly impacts people’s ability to succeed as only empowered people can reach their potential. Simply, true leadership comes from giving away power - not hoarding it.

Draw Out People's Strengths Instead of Fixing Weaknesses

Draw Out People's Strengths Instead of Fixing Weaknesses

One can lead by pushing down or pulling up. Pushing down focuses on weaknesses while pulling up focuses on strengths. Simply, don't try to put in what was left out but rather draw out what was left in.

Mentorship is a 2-Way Street so Mentor & Be Mentored

Mentorship is a 2-Way Street so Mentor & Be Mentored

Mentorship is a two-way street so invest and be willing to be mentored because one's time as a leader may be fleeting but the investment one makes in people is enduring.

Want Growth? Invest in Capability Building

Want Growth? Invest in Capability Building

In a transformation always on era, leaders must invest in training as people need the endurance of a marathoner, musculature of a sprinter, and mental fortitude to embrace a race with no finish line.

Great Leaders Manage Outcomes not Activities

Great Leaders Manage Outcomes not Activities

Every rule takes away choice, the fuel for learning, innovation, and productivity. As such, leaders must be an enabler not an inhibitor of action by managing for outcomes not activities.

Visionary Leaders Prioritize Collaboration

Visionary Leaders Prioritize Collaboration

Together we can accomplish anything as long as we don’t care who gets the credit because individually we are no more powerful than a single drop of water yet together we are as powerful as an ocean.