23 03, 2018

3 behaviors of great leaders

Most of us recognize a leader when we see one. Because, most leaders seem to possess a common set of behaviors. It seems that great leadership is more bold action than intellectual capacity. Here are three of the behaviors I have recognized in great leaders. Great leaders thrive on simplicity. They bring clarity to the complex. [...]

28 02, 2018

Go looking for bad news

As a leader, one of the skills you need to develop is to “go looking for bad news.” Part of your job is to find, and then face up to, the problems and aggravations that routinely occur in any business. If you’re not aware of any problems, that’s a problem in and of itself. You [...]

8 02, 2018

Here’s the one undisputed test of a leader

If there is one indisputable test of a leader, it’s the results she or he produces. As Henry Ford once said: You cannot build a reputation on what you’re going to do. Intent without action is just daydreaming. People who are leaders get results. I’ve always thought that any decision well-implemented is better than a [...]

7 02, 2018

Can you be a leader without a title?

How many of you feel you’re not a leader because you don’t have a “leader’s title”? When we think of what a “leader’s title” is, we often confuse it with a “boss’s title” such as manager, director, president, or CEO. But there’s a difference between being a boss and being a leader—to start off, you [...]