It Starts With You

I always sign off my podcast by saying, "Leadership is not about you, but it starts with you." I do this because I believe it, and I need to constantly remind myself of this reality. Leadership is about serving others…

The Existential Dangers of a Toxic Culture

One of the most important responsibilities of a leader is to shape the culture of the organization or team they lead. More specifically, their responsibility is to create a culture that brings out the best in people -- a thriving…

Four Stages of Team Development

In 1965, psychologist Bruce Tuckman wrote an article entitled, "Developmental sequence in small groups." In this article he presented a model for the four stages of team development, which came to be known as forming, storming, norming, performing. This simple…

Free E-Book: Seven Essential Questions Every Organization Must Answer

Recently, I posted a two-part series on creating a "strategic roadmap" for your organization by answering a series of seven essential questions that will help you create clarity, establish priorities, and make better decisions about resource allocation. In order to…

Creating a Strategic Roadmap for Success (Part II)

In my previous post, I discussed the first three questions that every organization must answer in order to build a solid foundation for developing a sound strategic plan. In this post, I will address the remaining four questions, which are…

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