LEADERSHIP INSIGHTS

LEADERSHIP INSIGHTS

Transformational Leadership – Three Simple Tips

A new year is an opportunity for resolutions. Resolutions are all about transforming some aspect of our lives that we think can use some improvement. In leadership, I believe we should have an ongoing resolution to be not just “leaders” but “transformational leaders”....

Veterans Day Reflections: Lessons Learned from the Military

Veterans Day Reflections: Lessons Learned from the Military

“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” ~ John F. Kennedy The words Kennedy spoke in his inaugural address are just as true today as they were in 1961. And this subtle twist of logic applies in...

9/11 and Our “Workplace Family”

Although more than a decade has passed, today marks a day of national mourning. As well as the lingering sense of loss and grief, I always think about the families torn apart so abruptly and unexpectedly on that day. Some of the...

Is This Word In Your Leadership Toolbox?

Is This Word In Your Leadership Toolbox?

Leading a team is like building a house; like any construction job, you have to use your skills, experience, and toolbox. The toolbox of a leader needs to include a strong set of persuasion skills. I believe a critical element of leadership is the ability to persuade...

Beyond Your Desk

Beyond Your Desk

If you live in America, you’re familiar with the question: “What do you do?” It’s often one of the first questions we get asked because in the US, we’re obsessed with people’s jobs. Most of us mean well when we ask this question. We ask because we’re trying to find a...

3 Things Leaders Do to Develop a Winning Team

A recent article on the Chicago Blackhawks highlighted star player and team captain Jonathan Toews. In the last seven years, Toews has captained a winning locker room, with five trips for the Blackhawks to the Western Conference Finals and two Stanley Cup...

Memorial Day and Defining “Heroes”

Memorial Day and Defining “Heroes”

For many of us, our earliest memories of Memorial Day are of a hometown parade, marching bands, picnics, and evening fireworks. It wasn’t until we grew older that we learned to appreciate the sacrifices made by those groups of veterans – some with bodies bent and...