Tag Archives: Influence

I quit! But stayed: A dangerous place for a leader

There is a dangerous place for a leader to find him or herself in as a leader of people. Unfortunately, I talk to leaders who are in this place a lot more lately as the job market heats up and … Continue reading

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Leadership Kryptonite: A leadership lesson from Superman

Do you remember the iconic battles between Superman and Lex Luthor, Superman’s arch nemesis and the consummate evil genius? As a young boy we put on the superman underoos, the red “S” on our chest and the red cape and … Continue reading

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Come down from your tower! A leadership style that doesn’t work

Ever met an Ivory Tower leader? Ever worked for one or worked with one? At some point in our lives we run across a leader who is referred to as an “Ivory Tower” leader. They leave an indelible mark on … Continue reading

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Dave Ramsey’s Leadership Elements

Most of us know Dave Ramsey as the guy who shreds credit cards on TV and radio while marketing his Total Money Makeover approach to personal financial planning and strategy. He is a successful author, successful syndicated radio host and … Continue reading

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Love is the Killer App

Love. That’s not the first word that comes to our minds when we think about business. Strategy, sustainability, operational efficiency, cash flow, etc. are all relevant topics in business, but what about love? In the infamous words of Tina Turner, … Continue reading

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How to make your world smaller

Do you want to make your world smaller? If so, be stingy. Solomon, the wisest man to ever live, provided us some insight into what contributes to our world either growing or shrinking. He wrote in Proverbs 11:24-25 that: “The world … Continue reading

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How to keep your name off the “fire” list

Ever wonder how to keep your name on the “keep” list and off the “do not keep” list in your organization? I’m not suggesting these lists exist, although I know they do in some organizations and in some scenarios, but … Continue reading

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