When Working Together Works

Today’s post is brought to you by a fortune cookie. No joke. Just recently, I visited a new Asian-themed restaurant in town, and as you might expect, I had my fortune told to me by a cookie. My fortune? Working Together Works Okay, sure. I guess. Not really a fortune, per se, but certainly a…

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…

Lessons from Unknown Leaders

I saw the movie 42 recently and was struck by the leadership lessons it contained. Not just from Jackie Robinson, but also from this other guy named Branch Rickey. Before this movie I had not heard of this man. And that’s a shame. Because he was truly a charismatic and transformative leader. He had guts.…

Follow by Example

Why do we use phrases like “if you’re not a leader, you’re a follower” and “be a leader, not a follower?” Why is being a follower so bad? Captain Kirk could never have boldly gone where no one had gone before without a team of talented, dedicated, and mindful individuals…or followers. Read my Lead Change…