Viewing the World Through a Leadership Lens

Viewing the World Through a Leadership Lens

Often leaders face their greatest challenges when navigating through shades of gray rather than facing clear decisions between right and wrong. To lead, one cannot rely solely on cold logical calculus, but must balance many different factors: logic, context, situation, outcomes, and extended ramifications. Leaders must demonstrate a measure of flexibility in thinking and action while remaining true to their guiding principles.

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The Gift of Trust

The Gift of Trust

I share the principles Communication-Based Leadership with my coaching clients and emphasize that trust must be given freely. That it cannot be demanded or expected. That it must be built over time through credibility and words and actions that are consistent and aligned with each other. And that, once shared, trust strengthens bonds that will survive time and distance and hardship.

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Three Tips for Creating a Chain of Command Made of Linked Arms

Three Tips for Creating a Chain of Command Made of Linked Arms

The military’s chain of command is made of links to give it structure, but those links are made of hands gripping forearms, of leaders and mentors helping lift others up to ensure they excel and succeed as individuals. At the same time, that sort of culture contributes directly to the success of the organization. Here are three tips to help leaders create an organizational culture in which the chain of command is seen as a chain of linked arms.

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