When Leading Means Taking a Step Back…

Leaders, we hear it (and say it) often... "Lead from the front!" And, it's true... most of the time. While there is no doubt that leaders must be out in front leading the charge, there are times when good leadership means taking a step back. Many leaders have a natural bent toward, well, leading. However, one … Continue reading When Leading Means Taking a Step Back…

What Leadership Tune Are You Playing?

Recently a friend of mine asked me, "How do you define leadership?" A very simple question, right? Well, as much as I think about and am passionate about leadership, I found myself having difficulty putting into words what leadership really means. It was a little embarrassing, actually. I had to give my friend the old, "let … Continue reading What Leadership Tune Are You Playing?

The Missing Rearview Mirror

I believe in having mentors. During the day, at random times and in various situations, I will be reminded of something that a mentor has impressed upon me at some point in my life. These "snapshots" will often help me think through how to handle a particular situation or struggle that I am going through. … Continue reading The Missing Rearview Mirror

Are you too busy “teaching” to learn?

With many leadership blogs like this one, the authors are trying to bestow some knowledge to the audience. We are trying to teach others how to be better leaders. Truth be told, most of the knowledge we have we either learned the hard way by making mistakes, or we learned from someone else. The knowledge gained from … Continue reading Are you too busy “teaching” to learn?