Questions to Consider for Your Leadership Oath

The oath each President of the United States takes is: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. The Constitution requires that presidents must take this[…]

3 Videos to Inspire Your Resolutions

Even if you haven’t created a formal list of New Year’s Resolutions, it’s likely you’re thinking of things you’d like to do differently in 2013. Feeling successful, communicating effectively and creating meaningful relationships are at the core of our lives at work and at home. As such, there is always room for improvement in these[…]

Looking for Success in 2013? Acknowledge Your Employee Efforts Now

Recognize and acknowledge good work wherever you find it…As a Grateful Leader, your gratitude and appreciation motivate and inspire [employees] to go beyond what they perceive as their limits. They will want to give you their best performance and give whatever it takes. – Judith W. Umlas In Judith Umlas’ book, Grateful Leadership: Using the[…]

Leadership and Accountability

The letter “A” may be for accountability but research shows that implementing it is not as easy as you’re a-b-c’s. While it’s one of the skills that is lauded as most important for leaders, experts are finding that it’s difficult for people to execute. A recent Harvard Business Review post by Darren Overfield and Rob[…]

Prepare For A Crisis With Help from John Wooden

Business leaders today will potentially face several types of crisis during their careers, including financial collapse, natural disasters and hostile situations. With the recent devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy, adequately preparing for a crisis is top of mind. Famed leader John Wooden, who coached the UCLA basketball team to many victories, said this about crisis:[…]

Leaders Who Inspire Innovative Ideas

It’s easy to think of innovation only in terms of the big developments or breakthrough concepts – the iPod, Frappuccino blended coffee, hybrid cars. We don’t think as much about the teams of people behind those ideas. More importantly, we forget that those teams are led by leaders who embrace and create environments where innovation[…]

3 Tips for Creating a Sense of Tribe

In Seth Godin’s book Tribes he says: “Human beings can’t help it: we need to belong.” While this may appear to be a simple statement, the implications of creating a sense of belonging to a tribe can have a huge impact on a leaders’ success. One tribe with one purpose can get amazing work done.[…]