Shh. I’m Leading.

When we conjure up mental images of leaders we often think of those who are in front of a crowd. Demanding to be heard. Like Martin Luther King, Jr and his inspirational I have a Dream speech. Or Steve Jobs and his iconic Apple Inc. product launches. But what about the quiet leader? Is that an…

The One Career Skill You Need NOW

A few years back the company I worked for made a difficult hiring decision. They chose not to hire a qualified candidate for a hard-to-fill position because of something they found on the internet. I don’t know the details of what they found, but I do know that it was something this candidate had personally posted…

You’re a Leader. Now What?

You’re a leader. Now what? Let’s explore the answer to this simple question and discover the secret to your leadership success. First, take a moment and finish this sentence: In my organization, my role is… Did you describe your role using your title? If so, that’s okay, but I want you to try again. This…

Don’t Bother to Self-Reflect

Self-Reflection is Not Self-Loathing Charles Dickens, author of A Christmas Carol, said: Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. Self-reflection yields self-awareness and understanding, which yields growth. But if all you do when self-reflecting is focus on the negative,…