The 3 Leadership Tensions You Navigate Daily

Every organization I have ever been a part of has experienced a perceived crisis of leadership. We all are continually looking for great leaders to navigate the complexities we face in our society, schools, businesses, churches and government. And yet there seems to be no end of books, blogs, podcasts and seminars on leadership. With … Continue reading The 3 Leadership Tensions You Navigate Daily

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5 Leadership Lessons from Chick-Fil-A

Last week I read an incredible book called Empowering Leadership by Michael Fletcher. This book was dripping with organizational and leadership gold. My copy has notations, markings and underlines on virtually every page. Perhaps the most fascinating nugget in the book was how Fletcher integrated lessons from Chick-Fil-A's approach to leadership development, in his own … Continue reading 5 Leadership Lessons from Chick-Fil-A

10 Tips for Effective Crucial Conversations

Have you ever had any of the following situations: A friend offends you An employee disrespects you A boss is unreasonably critical of you A neighbor does something to irritate you A co-worker continually disrupts you A family member hurts you If you are like me... and all the other humans on the planet, you probably said yes … Continue reading 10 Tips for Effective Crucial Conversations

A Leadership Quality Framework: 3 Ways to Lift Your Leadership Lid

Anyone who has been in leadership for any length of time has read or heard about John Maxwell's book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. The very first "law" on effective leadership is what Maxwell calls "The Law of the Lid".  In short, he argues that your leadership ability is a lid that determines the level of effectiveness … Continue reading A Leadership Quality Framework: 3 Ways to Lift Your Leadership Lid