This Is The Best Leadership Advice

The Best Leadership Advice I Ever Received She said, “Stop trying to be perfect.  It isn’t necessary.” That little piece of advice offered by a former manager was a game changer for me.  It released me from the impossible pursuit of perfection and enabled me to feel okay with making mistakes. It also allowed me…

3 Ingredients for Learning Leadership Skills

Can someone overcome not being naturally talented at a particular skill? What about newly promoted leaders who find themselves unprepared and ill-equipped for the role? In my latest Lead Change Group post, When Leaders Aren’t Born, I offer a fresh perspective on this question and a recipe for learning leadership skills. Here’s a brief summary…

Here’s How to Build a Leader

Order Custom Leaders Online I have this idea for a company. It is called Build-A-Leader. It works in much the same way as the popular company Build-A-Bear Workshop, where you can make your own stuffed animals, and where their mission is to bring the Teddy Bear to life. My big idea is that people will…

3 Secrets of Great Leadership in 3 Seconds

This week I had the honor of participating on an alumni panel at the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA). This was my chance to give back, by sharing some advice with the incoming students of the various graduate programs offered by the business school. Standing in front of a full room of future M-somethings,…