Nick Petrie, a Senior Faculty member with the Center for Creative Leadership, asked 30 experts what should be stopped in leadership development and got a consistent answer: Stop sending people to courses they don't want to go to. Does this means all leadership development should stop? Not exactly.Continue reading »
I hear too many leaders nowadays report feeling overwhelmed or burned out. I believe one of the main reasons for this is that we spend too many hours trying to do too many things at the same time. Stress, lower productivity, bad decision making, more sicknesses, bruised relationships, are some of the consequences. Continue reading »
Leadership is like playing the piano. What comes out of it depends on how you play it. You have to play the right keys, in the right order, with the right speed, the right touch, and the right heart. Let’s look at how this applies to leadership. Continue reading »
It happens to many leaders. Something needs to be said, and someone has to say it. It’s not easy to tell the truth, especially if it hurts. Yet, as a leader, you need to be able to say what others can’t. It can be a very thankless job, albeit a necessary one.
I often work with leaders that find many reasons not to say what needs to be said. Have you found yourself in situations where. . .
- you don’t dare to speak up for what you believe is right because you’re new in the organization and not sure of the consequences. Continue reading »
Leaders tend to think that asking for help is a sign of weakness. Working with leaders I have heard all kinds of comments when I have asked the simple question: Have you asked anybody for help with this? Some of the comments . . . Continue reading »
I enjoy photography. I'm far from being really good at it, but I like the process of focusing, finding the right subject, trying different angles, refining pictures, and enjoying the results. Yet, there is also the frustration when I thought I had everything "just right" and the picture ends up being out of focus, or focused on the wrong thing. As a leader, have you ever found yourself focusing on the wrong thing? Is your focus where it should be? Continue reading »
I was recently siting in a meeting I was facilitating. There were many bright and experienced brains present. Everybody was aware of the need for more innovation. Yet nobody was coming up with any particularly innovative ideas.
As often happens, there came a point where there was a long silence. . . Continue reading »