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How to Navigate the Choppy Waters of Crisis Management

When you face a true crisis, how do you react? Do you stress out? Do you look for someone to blame? Perhaps instead you can approach the crisis like a Hollywood director. Today’s post is by Tom Reilly, author of The Hollywood MBA (CLICK HERE to get your copy). I have spent three decades running […]




Have you ever struggled transitioning from one level to the next?

Our reader poll today asks: Have you ever struggled transitioning from one level to the next, like from manager to director? – Always – I’ve struggled every time I’ve changed levels: 14% – Sometimes – I’ve had a couple of bumpy transitions: 49% – Rarely – Most of my transitions have been smooth: 28% – […]




A Leader’s Need to Overcome Self-Limiting Beliefs

You have a limited amount of time yet you have unlimited potential. What is getting in the way of you achieving it? Self-limiting beliefs are one of the biggest obstacles you face as a leader but you can overcome them. Could your issue be what you believe and have convinced yourself of? Could it be […]




Successful Leaders Do These 3 Things to Reach Outside Their Comfort Zones

Reaching outside your comfort zone is critical for success in business and in life. If you want to be successful, follow these three tips. Today’s post is by Andy Molinsky, author of Reach (CLICK HERE to get your copy). If you play tennis, you’re probably familiar with the concept of a “second serve.” In tennis, […]




What’s the balance between “thinking” and “doing” on your team?

Our reader poll today asks: What’s the balance between “thinking” and “doing” on your team? – We do too much thinking and not enough doing: 38% – We have a good balance between thinking and doing: 28% – We do too much doing without enough thinking: 34% Balancing thinking and doing. Many of you face […]




The Powerful Leadership Tool You’re Not Using Enough

Most leaders feel enormous pressure to be a rock for everyone they oversee – calm, composed, and unfailingly clear-headed. But, too often, they confuse ‘being strong’ with being unemotional robots. Today’s post is by Brandon Black and Shayne Hughes, co-authors of Ego Free Leadership (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Though countless studies verify that […]




How do you view deferring important training to future dates?

Our reader poll today asks: How do you view deferring important training to future dates? – Totally unacceptable: When there’s a skill gap, fill it immediately: 14% – Not a good idea: Only defer training if there’s a critical reason: 80% – Not a big deal: It’s OK if it’s deferred. We’ll get to it […]




What Leaders Can Learn from Logan

Logan (the Wolverine for the uninitiated) isn’t just a bad-assed comic book character. He’s a leader who can teach us all about sacrifice, perseverance, and how to productively channel anger. Have you seen Logan yet? If not, go. Now. I’ll wait. It’s required watching if you are a reader of my blog. Okay. You’re back. […]




Walking the Talk Can Be a Cliché – How Do You Make It a Reality?

Any transformational change requires the support of senior leadership. They have to demonstrate the culture they’re building by reflecting it in their daily actions. Today’s post is by Kay Kendall, author of Leading the Malcolm Baldrige Way (CLICK HERE to get your copy). The first category in the Baldrige Excellence Framework is “Leadership,” with the […]




How authentic are you as a leader?

Our reader poll today asks: How authentic are you as a leader? – Extremely – Everyone knows pretty much everything about who I am: 28% – Very – My team knows the “true” me with a few exceptions: 54% – Kind of – My team knows me but not as well as they could:  13% […]