leadership

Do Smartphones Hurt Your Leadership Ability?

I've often wondered if I could be a better leader if I was less connected to email, google, news feeds and apps through my smartphone.  I try not to be rude about my smartphone use.  I try hard to not [...]

Leadership Lists

We've all seen them.  Some of us have written them.  I'm talking about lists...not grocery lists or to-do lists.  I'm talking about the tenets of leadership lists. I love reading other people's tenets of leadership lists.  I like what those [...]

Good Leaders Know They are Role Models

NBA great and Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley once famously said, "I am not a role model".  I like Sir Charles and even can understand his point to a certain extent - I think he was trying to let [...]

Trust, Commitment and Caring – Lou Holtz Philosophy

Just about everyone knows who Lou Holtz is.  Some people love him, others may not care for him (especially if you're not a Notre Dame fan).  For those who don't know, Lou Holtz was a very successful (mostly college) football [...]

Travel Tips for Leaders

Leaders tend to travel frequently - I know I do.  If you are a road warrior, you probably have developed a routine of things you do to make your travel more convenient and as pleasurable as possible. Here's an article [...]

Thank You

I believe that a team reflects its leader.  By that I mean if a leader is compassionate, his team will be compassionate.  If a leader is grateful, his team will be grateful.  If a leader is a hard worker, his [...]

Good Leaders Know They Don’t Know Everything

If you study leadership, read about great leaders throughout history, or even if you just think about what you should do (and not do) to be a good leader, you may come away with a very wrong conclusion - that [...]

Are You a Good Listener?

"Listening is a skill".  I have used those words many times - mostly saying them to my children when they haven't done what they were asked to do - not because they're bad kids, but because they didn't listen to [...]

What Do You See When You Look In the Mirror?

Good leaders have many common traits and behaviors.  We've explored many of them through this blog. For example, good leaders often surround themselves with good, smart, effective people; good leaders have a sense of purpose and are able to communicate [...]

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