Don’t Fall In To These Leadership Traps In 2014

Take a look at my article, originally published by Forbes, in Switched On Leadership magazine. The publisher presented it really well. The article is also available on this site or by clicking the link in the magazine. Click here to download PDF of Don’t Fall In To...

For Leaders, Relationships Trump Expertise

As you advance in an organization, technical skills become less important, and leadership skills become more important. It’s an inverse relationship because, as a leader progresses and rises to new positions of authority, they need to rely more on leadership ability...

How to develop your leadership strengths

When we identify a need or have a desire to improve performance, our initial reaction is almost always to find a weakness and fix it. It’s like we have an instinct to look for problems and try to repair them. Instinct does not serve us well when developing leadership...

Don’t Fall In To These Leadership Traps In 2014

I have been a proponent of the importance of leaders developing strengths as a means to improve toward excellence. After all, the best leaders are characterized by the presence of strengths, not the absence of weakness. That concept is illustrated in the article I...

Get everyone to act like an owner

Most job descriptions I see are just awful. The reason? They focus on input instead of output. That is, they tend to address all of the things that an employee is responsible for doing, (activities,) and fail to center on what is important—the outcomes they are...

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