Five steps to becoming more of a listening leader people want to follow.

We all have limitations. Like it or not, you, me, all of us are not good at everything. In addition, none of us knows everything either. So it is that our effectiveness relies on our ability to know our weaknesses and when to throw up our hands and ask for help. This ability however is … Continue reading Five steps to becoming more of a listening leader people want to follow.

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Honesty as a service.

Imagine a bus with a sign on it proclaiming, "Going wherever you want to go." Now imagine that bus being filled with people all gleefully expecting to go places they want to go. Now imagine being one of those passengers and finding out that the bus is going places you don't want to go. Sound … Continue reading Honesty as a service.

How looking in the mirror can make you a better leader.

If leading is really about influencing others, then we all lead, whether incidentally or intentionally, all of the time. Everything we do influences someone. And given what we are learning from neuroscience about things like mirror neurons, it is clear that our influence on others is everywhere. It's actually a bit scary when you consider … Continue reading How looking in the mirror can make you a better leader.