Larry Spears, CEO of the Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership identifies ten characteristics of servant-leaders: Listening, Empathy, Healing, Awareness, Persuasion, Conceptualization, Foresight, Stewardship, Commitment to the growth of people, and … [Read more...]
Self-Awareness is Good for Business.
Remember the old western movies when the stagecoach driver gets shot and he drops the reins and the horses are galloping wildly toward the edge of the cliff? Someone has to grab the reins to regain control of the horses, slow the stagecoach, and … [Read more...]
Self-Awareness Drives Corporate Performance
How self-aware are you? Do you know what your blind spots are? What skills do you excel at? What traits make up your personality and drive your behavior? These are important questions for anyone wanting to practice authentic leadership. And, it’s … [Read more...]
The Problem with Performance Reviews
I’ve always been troubled by performance reviews. I didn’t like them when I was working inside an organization. I don’t like them now that I consult with organizations. There, I’ve said it. I have two problems with performance reviews. One, they … [Read more...]
3 Spring Cleaning Tips for Leaders
Spring is a time for renewal and rejuvenation. For many of us, it invites a ritual known as "spring cleaning." To lead others effectively, we need to undertake some spring cleaning as well. Some of our spring cleaning focus is external; some of it is … [Read more...]
Three Cs of Transformative Leadership, Part II
Today, I’m going to cover the second C of Transformative Leadership: Connectedness. To lead transformation, we must be connected to others. Transformative leaders are connected. What does this mean? It means a few different things. First, the … [Read more...]
The 3 Rs of Sustainable #Leadership
As we rush headlong into our days we may miss the reality that many of us are doing more at the cost of “being” less. Remember the old western movies when the stagecoach driver gets shot and he drops the reins and the horse are galloping wildly … [Read more...]
How Healthy are You?
In their new book, Beyond Performance: How Great Organizations Build Ultimate Competitive Advantage (Wiley, 2011), Scott Keller and Colin Price make the case that organizational health is vital for sustaining high performance. They posit that … [Read more...]