331 – Being a Leader, Not Just an Achiever

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThere’s a significant difference between being an achiever and a leader. Achievement is not a bad thing; of course we must push ourselves and achieve things if we are going to create a life of significance. But we can’t let talent and achievement overshadow the importance of leadership. It’s a given …

328 – Creating Trust & Confidence

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Trust is what makes leadership possible. Your character communicates your leadership. Think of those people that openly share their life with you… The ones that are completely vulnerable completely trust you Trust is like “coins in your pocket” Each time you make a good leadership decision…you earn a little pocket …

326 – Become a Decision Maker

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Making “sound & timely” decisions is a hallmark of being a transformative leaders. You’re better off making imperfect timely decisions than making a “perfect” decision too late. The 75% Solution: Be prepared to make a decision once you have 75% of all the information..use your experience & intuition to fill …

325 – Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSClosing the gap between strategic planning & execution is a proverbial an enduring problem. The problem is that we tend to focus on strategy at the expense of getting our culture right. If our culture is dysfunctional and ineffective, our strategy will never get executed. The goal is to create a …

323 – Accountability Vs. Responsibility

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Accountability & Responsibility. People often use these terms interchangeably; often believing that they mean the same thing. If you are interested in dipping your foot into the leadership pool, you must understand that there is a subtle but very powerful difference between accountability and responsibility. As a leader you must …

321 – Making Yourself Useless Produces Opportunity & Growth

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn 1920 there was a major change of attitude in the officer Corps with the U.S. Marines. General John Lejeune, the Commandant of the Marine Corps at the time, wrote the following on the heels of World War I: “The relation between officers and enlisted men should in no sense be …

316 – Top 10 Dysfunctions in Business

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDuring my experience consulting & coaching business leaders, I’ve found that the 10 most critical dysfunctions that hold an organization back are: 1. Senior Leadership Fails to Set the Example: They don’t emulate the behavior they expect of others. 2. Departmental Silos: Multiple territorial leaders selfishly defend their turf without consideration …

312 – Building Your Self-Image

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSYou must value yourself if you are going to “add” value to yourself. The first step is believing that you’re worth of being a leader. Pursuing a leadership position is highly personal & shouldn’t be entered into lightly. “It’s impossible to consistently behave in a manner inconsistent with how we see …

311 – Overcoming Limiting Beliefs (Or How to Slay Your Dragons)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSExceptional leadership requires mastery over our limiting beliefs Everyone has limiting beliefs & self-doubt to some degree. Regardless of success…it is the “dragon” that all of us have to learn how to “slay” You can’t avoid it – this resistance is real for everyone So what is a “belief”? Beliefs aren’t …

308 – Setting the Example = Leadership 101

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS“Setting the Example”: This is the foundational “Presence Principle” Whether you know it; whether you like it or not: You are a Role Model! More leadership responsibility means: A bigger spotlight on you… And less personal freedom People are always watching you; even when they aren’t “looking” at you. Perception is …

299 – Solo Episode: Thriving in Chaos

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe reality is that all of us are dealing with ever increasing levels of chaos in all aspects of our lives.  The question becomes how do we effectively deal with the chaos and uncertainty that surrounds us. Though I’m not an advocate of bringing gasoline to a fire and adding to …

282 – Solo Episode: Drivers of Employee Engagement

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Employee engagement should be top business priority for senior executives; after all 70% of our key stakeholders are disengaged. This is a travesty costing businesses billions in lost profits and productivity. Having a high-performing workforce is essential for growth and survival. A highly engaged workforce can increase innovation, productivity, safety, and bottom-line …

264 – Solo Episode: Becoming Confident

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGreat leaders are confident: In Themselves Their Vision In The People That They’re Leading Confidence is at the core of your natural charisma; remember the “Four-Cs” Calm Confident Consistent Courageous How do you become more confident? Constant battle against self-doubt & limiting beliefs Fear & uncertainty will never go away But …

258 – Becoming a Leader of Influence (Solo Episode)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS John Maxwell says “Leadership is influence…nothing more, nothing less”. Exceptional & sustainable leadership demands a knowledge of influence. Increasing your influence can seem overwhelming; how do we increase it? Your influence increases when you add value to other peoples lives. Leadership & adding value is a choice! There is tremendous …