• Leadership That Lasts

    The most essential mission of a leader is to create leaders…who are better leaders than they are. I owe my past employees a tremendous apology for my poor leadership. (I realize this statement may seem to undermine my credibility on this topic, but please indulge me.) “A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.” While the source of that quote is unknown, I often feel that whomever first said it must have been inspired by (or perhaps was, themsel…

  • 23 Questions Great Leaders Ask

    Here’s what to say when you need more knowledge and clarity. My friend and mentor John Maxwell rightly observes that great leaders ask “great questions that inspire others to dream more, think more, learn more, do more, and become more.” They become masters at this, and so should you. All leaders need knowledge and clarity. I’ve compiled a list of 23 essential questions that can bring you both, in business and life. These questions can also help your team members refine their communication. We…

  • What Happens When You Fail to Connect with Your People?

    When you don’t get the results you want, your leadership message must change. How do we measure leaders? By the results they produce. It’s as simple as that. This may be a harsh standard, but it’s also a fair one. Not all leaders grasp this. I’ll share an anecdote that affirms this truth. Years ago, I coached a U.S. Navy captain aspiring to become a rear admiral. This gentleman had served our country for 30 years, distinguishing himself first as an airman and subsequently as an incredibly skille…


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