Leadership Faux Pas #5 – Lack of Focus

  Leadership Faux Pas #5 – Lack of Focus “When you don’t know your why, you don’t have purpose … when you don’t have purpose, you don’t have clarity … when you don’t have clarity you don’t have focus and without focus you can’t accomplish a damn thing!” Joe Contrera A lack of focus will…

The Exorbitant Cost of a Disengaged Leader?

The Exorbitant Cost of a Disengaged Leader? The cost of a disengaged leader is staggering. Over the course of the last 5-10 years much emphasis has been focused on the impact that disengaged employees have on the bottom line. And while technically a leader is an employee the cost of disengaged leader can be ten times…

Leadership Arrogance II: Is It Destroying Your Brand?

Leadership Arrogance II: Is It Destroying Your Brand? Leadership Arrogance can destroy your brand. Your brand is your promise! It is what people expect when they deal with you, your organization, or your people. Is Leadership Arrogance destroying your brand? Recently a situation developed with an attorney who felt that it was okay to rack up…

Leadership Vision … Does Your Vision Need Correction!

Leadership Vision … Does Your Vision Need Correction! Leadership Vision … how clearly do you really see? Poor vision typically results from one of these three causes: You may be nearsighted (the inability to see things clearly that are far away), farsighted (the inability to see things clearly that are close), or an astigmatism (a blurred…

8 Reasons Why Hiring Great Leaders … Is Like Mining For Gold

Recently I was working with a group of leaders from a gold mining company to help them strengthen their Coaching Skills. Towards the end of the week I had an opportunity to tour the mine. My guide Jesse was navigating though the various tunnels when all of a sudden he stopped the vehicle, killed the lights, and shut-off the engine. While we sat there 2500 feet underground in complete and utter darkness … it hit me … LIKE A TON OF BRICKS!

Leading by Example … Are You A Horse’s Ass?

Being a leader means that your people take their cues from you. The behaviors you exhibit are the behaviors that slowly get woven into the culture of your team. And while the saying “Do as I say … not as I do” may work with a 2 year old, it will drive your ability to lead right into the toilet. So the question becomes … what beliefs and behaviors are forming your team culture?