If you’re a leader and you don’t have a blog, then you are missing out on one of the greatest leadership tools ever invented. With a blog, you can literally influence hundreds and thousands of people at a time. Today, I’m going to give you my 10 reasons why every leader needs a blog and what you need to do to get started.
Self-starters who take action and get things done are essential to any effective organization. But what are you supposed to do if your teammates don’t show initiative?
I was recently talking with a friend. He was frustrated his employees didn’t take enough initiative. The lack was really affecting his business. The problem was he blamed them and acted like he was powerless—like he was the victim.
I didn’t believe that. And the more I thought about his situation, the more clear it became how to turn it around.
Sometimes you learn from positive role models. Often you learn from negative ones. This is one of the reasons I love to read history—you inevitably get both.
Creativity is essential to leadership and business. But we don’t always feel very creative. And I know some people doubt they’re creative at all. The good news is that all of us can easily become more creative. How?
I have mixed feelings about travel. In fact, I changed my whole business model so I could get off the road. But there’s one thing I really love about travel: a long plane flight.
You have to get people to buy into you before they buy into your message. They want to know that you’re honest and you deserve to be listened to. Today, we’re going to discuss some practical ways to earn people’s trust so you can influence them for good.
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If I asked you to think of someone who does a poor job as a leader, most of you could come up with somebody fairly quickly because bad leadership seems to stick out like a sore thumb. It’s something we don’t quickly forget. Today, we’re going to discuss how to avoid some of the most common mistakes made by leaders.
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Welcome to Season 7, Episode 8 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss some of the lessons I learned from a conductor on a recent trip to the Nashville Symphony.
Gail and I were amazed at the beauty and skill demonstrated by the musicians. But what really stood out was the conductor. It didn’t take long for me to begin seeing some clear parallels between conducting an orchestra and other leadership opportunities.
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Books sometime come at a pitch-perfect moment. I think that’s true for Perry Noble’s newest, The Most Excellent Way to Lead: Discover the Heart of Great Leadership.
Whether we’re talking about business or politics, we’re surrounded by terrible examples of leadership right now. The Most Excellent Way to Lead introduces us to a whole new paradigm for evaluating leadership.
Noble says it comes down to love.
Last week I took my entire team on a Caribbean cruise to mark a major accomplishment. Celebrating success is something I really believe in.
Family is also something I really believe in—and that’s why we included not only our employees and key contractors, but also their spouses on the trip.
That meant accommodating more than thirty people, but I wouldn’t have missed the chance. It was the perfect opportunity to strengthen the team and recognize the people that make it all possible.
When you think about leadership, what’s one word that matters more than almost any others? In his new book, H3 Leadership: Be Humble, Stay Hungry, Always Hustle, Brad Lomenick says “habit” is the key.
More than 40 percent of the things we do throughout the day aren’t the result of decisions, he says. They’re habits. “When you rise in the morning, nearly half of your day will be determined by the pattern you’ve either intentionally created or passively allowed.”
That’s critically important for leaders. Why? “The path to being a better leader is paved with the asphalt of the habits we develop,” Brad explains. And as the longtime president of Catalyst, he can validate the observation. I’ve certainly seen that in my own life and leadership.
Welcome to Season 5, Episode 4 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss five reasons reading will make you an awesome leader.
I’m convinced that the reason I ascended the corporate ranks, became a CEO, and ended up writing about leadership is because I’m a reader. Here’s why it made the difference for me and how it can make the difference for you.