"Stepping up" as a leader can be hard going. We know it is important to do, but having the guts is another story. We all probably have a certain level of confidence and courage when the waters are calm, but when things gets rough, many leaders struggle to muster up the courage to say what…Read more
Nailing It as a Leader
I recently came across a short film by Jason Headley, filmmaker and storyteller. His short “It’s Not About the Nail” has nearly 10 million views and is a perfect demonstration of listening, a key competency necessary to be an effective leader. I won’t spoil the short, but Jason uses his artistic and creative talents to…Read more
The Receiving End: Getting Better At Accepting Feedback
One of our core practices at LSI is assessment. We assess individuals for a variety of purposes, typically with positive outcomes, such as hiring, advancement and leadership potential. Part of the assessment process is giving feedback, so we have plenty of experience in that arena, too. Not surprisingly, some recipients take feedback better than others.…Read more
Why, How, or What… Which is More Important?
Recently, a client who was having a difficult time getting the results he needed from a few people on his team asked me to share my definition of leadership. Simply stated, I told him that leaders motivate and galvanize those they lead to get results – period. There are numerous competencies and skills that leaders…Read more