Strategic Leadership

Your mission, should you choose to state it

November 8, 2018
Q. Our company has no mission statement. I’m not quite in a position to write one, and it seems like we’re doing fine without it. Should I start the ball in motion toward creating one, or let it lie?

I’m CEO, but come on, I just work here!

November 8, 2018
Q. I’m tired of caving to the ‘You were in charge when this bad thing happened so you need to take responsibility’ mentality and apologizing for things I realistically have no control over. Look, I oversee 100 people and can’t be everywhere at once. How do I state this without seeming like I’m weak?

5 scary actions that haunt your reputation

November 8, 2018
While many professionals believe they are perceived as uber-professionals, they don’t realize how all of the mistakes they make cost them influence. Uncover the hidden mistakes you make that frighten off your ability to influence others.

The silver lining cliché? In this case, totally true

November 8, 2018
Michael Hyatt asked himself just one question: What does this experience make possible?

Leaders let people make homers

November 8, 2018
Harvard Business School assistant professor Michel Anteby explored the practice by interviewing retired French metalworkers. He found that leaders of all stripes—managers, supervisors, executives—knew about homer-making, and most ignored it. But why?

When everything’s just average, it’s time to lead

November 8, 2018
So you’re looking around in your organization and you’re seeing the same thing you saw yesterday, and the day before that … and the month before that … and the year before that. In this moment of boring sameness, what can you do to give the place a kick-start toward something greater?

Crush this common thought blunder

October 25, 2018
How great it is, we often think, that we’re so connected to powerful streams of information and data around the clock. Knowledge is power, right? But that accessibility is making one negative phenomenon that occurs in all our minds more powerful.

Explain your vision the right way

October 24, 2018
If you want people to buy-in to your vision for the team, organization or project, make sure you are communicating it effectively. Follow these tips.

Pursuing a solution? Make sure it’s needed first

October 19, 2018
The NFL has found that fixing a perceived problem can lead to even more. Are you about to make a similar mistake at work?

1-Minute Strategies: November ’18

October 18, 2018
Just say no to Monday-morning meetings … Take a step back before changing up your breakroom … Saving or savings?