We often hear “great leaders roll up their sleeves.” They are “in the front, with the team,” and truly understand the business. But what is the main purpose of spending time in the front? Is it about learning how to do the jobs of the frontline folks? Is it about knowing the intricacies of the… Continue reading How Can Leaders Be More Useful When “Leading From The Front?”
Have you led meetings where there were too many “ideas” from your team? That you couldn’t land on a decision without disappointing someone? That you wondered if you were too “democratic?” Here is an approach to lead through this. Often when we discuss strategies and actions, we tend to focus on what’s possible: What are… Continue reading Possibilities VS Probabilities
My client Andrew runs a F&B group. He was trained as a chef. He opened his own restaurant 10 years ago, and now he owns a group of restaurants. In the span of 10 years, he went from someone who had to deal with avocados and spatulas to someone who how had to deal with… Continue reading How To Strengthen Mental Mobility – The Skill to Get Unstuck and Move Forward
Out of all the leadership drills and skills I explored, meditation has made the most impact on how I led. This article is going to be a deep cut into meditation and leadership. Life is choosing; Leadership is deciding At the core, life is a collection of moments of decision making. These decisions can be… Continue reading Meditation and Leadership
Here are a few elements of good bossing. They are cheesy, but important. Find a room and spend some time with them privately: 1. “Don’t Just Lead, Lead Well” When you cook, you make sure your food tastes good. When you play tennis, you will try to play well. What about when you lead? From… Continue reading 3 Elements of Good Bossing
As a leader, you often need to lead initiatives. Or create movements. Here are 3 things you can do to herd cats and lead change: 1. Give it a name Cheesy as this might sound, but giving the initiative a name make it much easier for people to refer to, relate to, to share, etc.… Continue reading 3 Things To Lead Change
More often than not, confusion roots in somebody not saying something that needs to be said, or not saying it in a way that can be heard. Jerry Colonna I believe the leadership skill that every leader should hone is relating. Consider books. Thousands of books are written on a topic, and thousands more are… Continue reading The Leadership Skill We Should All Hone
Don’t just give the why. Give context instead. It’s a more useful leadership skill. Why? Well, often we need to move goalposts in order to get after the why. Giving context is a good way to justify goalposts moving to our teams. What’s the difference between giving the why vs giving context? When we explain… Continue reading Don’t Just Give the Why: Give Context.
Thinking about becoming a better leader? Start with 1 of these 4 skills – 4 core leadership skills according to Peter Drucker: Communication.Teamwork.Self-development. Development of others. Now pick 1. You see, most of the time, it’s about WHAT you put your time into. Too many of us spend too much time hopping from one skill to… Continue reading Pick 1: 4 Core Leadership Skills
Can you name what you are actually working on? Most of us can’t, especially when it comes to work skills. Here are 3 skills you may consider putting time into: sell tell stories herd genius We are all Sales:In life, you are constantly selling. You can break “selling” into sub-skills, such as negotiation, influencing, empathetic… Continue reading What Skills Are You Working On?