The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus

The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love it so much we put our Christmas tree up before Thanksgiving!   You have to admit Santa is a pretty cool dude. And he also has skills when it comes to leadership.   Here are a few of Santa’s leadership secrets: 1. ...
Brave Leadership

Brave Leadership

Leadership is not for the faint of heart. Leadership is not easy or certainly not always fun. Today more than ever, we need brave leadership.  Five Characteristics of a Brave Leader Willing to make the tough decisions. Even when people don’t understand or agree....
Who Should I Hire?

Who Should I Hire?

In the book “The Ideal Team Player,” leadership expert Patrick Lencioni says you should hire people who are humble, hungry, and smart.   Let’s break that down:   Humble – being of little ego. An example is someone who focuses more on their teammates than...
Sizing Up Leaders

Sizing Up Leaders

No organization ever has enough good leaders. As part of my “Life on a 3 X 5,” I write out my three Points of Passion. Developing leaders is on my list because I know the importance of good leaders.  As I size up leaders, here are the 5 Questions I ask: 1.  Do they...
#1 Leadership Hang-up

#1 Leadership Hang-up

The number one leadership hang-up is top-down leadership. This pattern happens when the leader acts like a dictator. They bark orders to the people under them and expect everyone to jump.   Let me suggest a better way of leading. It is called servant leadership....