Quick tips to energize your daily leadership activities.

Leadership Caffeine™—Help Others Paint a Remarkable Picture

While we don't stop on a daily basis to consider the long-term implications of our decisions, the best leaders understand their decisions create ripple effects in the lives and careers of others. You don't know it at the time, but you are painting a picture...a mural trailing behind you in your decisions. If you are going to lead, make certain it's a beautiful mural.

By | 2017-08-21T09:19:59+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Career, Leadership, Leadership Caffeine|0 Comments

The Good, Hard Work of Developing Managers Who Lead

Enough with the false dichotomy between managers and leaders. Our priority must be to teach, coach, and inspire our managers to lead from day one. While those on the front-line live closer to the work of the organization, leadership behaviors are every bit as essential (maybe more so) for success as they are for those operating higher up the organization chart. Start developing your managers as leaders!

By | 2017-08-19T10:52:58+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Emerging Leaders, Leadership, Leadership Caffeine|2 Comments

Leadership Caffeine—Curiosity and the Leader

One of the most effective leaders I've worked for used his natural curiosity to infect us all with a sense of wonder, exploration and experimentation. Yet our practices in organizations today often stifle or manage curiosity out of the equation. Ironically, curiosity might just be that key ingredient required for survival and success in our era of change.

By | 2017-07-23T10:25:39+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Leadership, Leadership Caffeine, Leading Change|1 Comment

Leadership Caffeine™—Extraordinary or Mundane? Your Choice

There's no shortage of those in leadership roles who might reasonably be described as mundane. They focus on performance, but fail to inspire the pursuit of potential. That's too bad, because there's nothing secret or particularly difficult about pursuing extraordinary as a leader. Small changes in behaviors have the potential to yield big outcomes.