True leaders stand their ground when others take a step back and shy away from accountability. -Enna B
“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities…because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” – Winston Churchill The Roman historian Tacitus once said, “The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.” Today we might translate that to something like “always playing it safe makes it much harder to succeed.” […]
As a leader, you’ve probably encountered situations that can be frustrating. Perhaps your direct report did something wrong or you had too much on your plate. How did you deal with that situation? I was recently asked at a gathering of friends how I remained so positive. Did I have a secret daily ritual of […]
When was the last time you stopped to think? I mean think, really really think. When was the last time you turned off, completely off, all your gadgets, screens, and computer to just sit quietly in thought? If you’re like most people it’s probably been a long time, a very long time. Thinking, really thinking, […]
The danger of underhanded resistance is you don’t see it coming. Skillful leaders know polite foot dragging, agreement without follow through, and recurring “confusion” are underhanded resistance. Malicious or innocent: Underhanded resistance is always malicious, even when it smiles. It may be motivated by insecurities or disagreement, but it has one objective. Keep things the […]
5 ways sincere leaders promote IRResponsibility: Help too soon. You tell people they aren’t responsible when you rush in to save the day. (You also suggest they aren’t capable.) Protect people from consequences. Don’t hang people out to dry – expect them to make things right. Nag, hover, and micro-manage. Tolerate patterns of poor performance. […]
Someone (I think it was Woody Allen) said that the role of the leader is to demonstrate how to act to his/her people. It’s sound advice. The most admired leaders show a focus and determination on achieving goals, getting things done, welcoming ideas, generating enthusiasm, using data and evidence to make decisions, being compassionate with […]
By Linda Fisher Thornton One of the hallmark requirements of ethical leadership is that we CARE about people, about their success, and about creating a positive work environment. If leaders fail to demonstrate that they care, that harms the culture. The 9 behaviors below are red flags for employees – pointing out that a leader doesn’t care.
Leaders in order to achieve or objectives we must know who and what to follow. There is a tribe following our flow and we must have the wisdom to follow the person or the path which is designated for our success. We do not know it all and when greater wisdom and knowledge is present a good leader will pursue it.