Defining Leadership … I’m an Excellent Driver (Video Blog)

Defining Leadership … I’m an Excellent Driver Defining leadership is about as easy as trying to describe the experience of tasting chocolate  to someone who has never experienced sweets. Why? Because everyone has a vastly different opinion about how to define leadership. I once heard a so-called expert on everything define driving in traffic and not…

Leadership Development Programs: Truth #2 – Engineered To Serve The Masses

A colleague and I were having a conversation about the overall effectiveness of leadership training. Both of us have been coaching and developing leaders for more than twenty years and so comparing notes was both an enlightening and educational. While discussing some of the challenges we came to the conclusion that there are certain factors…

Leadership Development Programs: Truth #1 – We’re Measuring the Wrong Thing!

A colleague and I were having a conversation about the overall effectiveness of leadership development programs. Both of us have been coaching and developing leaders for more than twenty years and so comparing notes was both enlightening and educational. While discussing some of the challenges, we came to the conclusion that there are certain factors…

The Art of Leading Coaching & Influencing Others: It’s Not About You!

The Art of Leading Coaching & Influencing Others: It’s Not About You! As a leader, coach, or influencer … when you make yourself the center of attention or the focus … you will fail more times than you win. Leading – When a leader chooses to be self-centered versus being other-centered, their people sense it…

Leadership Projection: Is It Just a Mere Image?

Leadership Projection: Is It Just a Mere Image? Projection is a defense mechanism where we take a part of us that we don’t like (i.e.  our arrogant-self, selfish-self, or our untrusting-self, etc.) and project it onto someone else. For example if we look at someone and say ” What an arrogant ass” while there may…