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Alert: Your Brain is Due for an Update

Timely reminder from Ralph de la Vega to “update our brains” meaning that most leaders reliably operate on facts. But facts age over time and unless we update what’s in our brain, what we think to be true may no longer be so. That’s as dangerous as operating without facts at all. Please take a […]

Presidents Adams and Jefferson Leadership

3 Behavioral Points that We Can Learn from Two Diverse Presidents

American presidents come and go throughout history, but think about the presidents that you regard as great leaders. Regardless of their political persuasion, do historically successful presidential leaders have common natural talents and traits?  More specifically, let’s compare presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Both presidents were successful on many points. Here’s a brief look […]

Coaching Clip – Refining Situational Awareness in Leadership

Situational Awareness is a tactic that many leaders eventually learn by trial and error, but Lee’s latest coaching clip closes the gap on refining this important leadership skill. This is the most frequently addressed topic that Lee provides in his coaching and consulting. Please watch it below. Please watch this month’s Leading with Honor Coaching […]

Mastering the Leadership Strength of Situational Awareness

“Think or Die.” In our day-to-day work, most of us would consider this statement to be pretty dramatic. But for F-16 pilots, their slogan is defined as a keen level of “SA” or “Situational Awareness” because it’s a matter of life and death in their work. 700 Feet per Second Awareness F-16 pilots mainly serve […]

Article – Lead Where You Are

Great article and reminder from our friends at WildSparq on “leading where you are.” Even if you haven’t attained your ultimate leadership goals yet, there’s power and influence today in leading where you are. Please check out the article on their website and post your comments and thoughts too – thank you      

3 Ways to Lead Higher with Your Natural Talents

Can I keep up the pace? Can I continue to do what I’m called to do? These questions run through my mind about the work that I do every day. Perhaps you have those questions, too? I attribute my success, so far, not to a special energy drink but to the infusion of generous encouragement […]

7 biggest parenting mistakes that destroy kids’ confidence

Insightful CNBC article on the “7 biggest parenting mistakes that destroy kids’ confidence” – here they are. Do you agree? Post your response – Letting them escape responsibility Preventing them from making mistakes Protecting them from their emotions Condoning a victim mentality Being overprotective Expecting perfection Punishing, rather than disciplining Read the entire article on […]

Quick Advice – Leadership Clarity Levels

Quick Coaching Advice – how can you get leadership clarity? There are 4 levels to consider—see which ones you’re currently doing on a regular basis: – 100,000-foot level. Clarity about mission, vision, and values is crucial to building a culture of synergy and accountability. Unless these are hammered out at the top and then pushed […]

4 Levels to Improved Leadership Clarity with Dee Ann Turner

Have you ever had to fight for clarity in a meeting or conversation? Early on in my military training at Air University, our professors who taught speaking and writing courses told us repeatedly to “fight for clarity.” When lives are at stake while flying multi-million dollar pieces of equipment, clarity was crucial for us. Clarity […]

Good to Great – Looking Back at this Research

Do you remember what started to the whole “Good to Great” phenomenon with our friend Jim Collins? It’s always good to take a look back and re-learn what you learned in the past. Check out the foundational article on his website about how he started with 1,435 good companies, examined their performance over 40 years, […]

Article – Lead Where You Are

Great article and reminder from our friends at WildSparq on “leading where you are.” Even if you haven’t attained your ultimate leadership goals yet, there’s power and influence today in leading where you are. Please check out the article on the WildSparq website and post your comments and thoughts too – thank you    

3 quick leadership tips for senior leaders

3 quick tips for senior leaders: renew your value by sharing your legacy of experiences, battles, successes, and failures. Otherwise, future generations are doomed to repeat what you’ve already learned in your personal and professional life. Here are three unchanging principles that will renew leadership value for yourself and others – Preparation – Share it […]

The Contagious Effect Of Good And Bad Leaders – Does it exist?

We love Jack Zenger! In this new article, he’s asking these very important questions – To what extent does a manager’s behavior impact the engagement of subordinates? How contagious is good or bad leadership? Does a senior boss’s bad leadership behavior impact only immediate subordinates, or does it keep cascading on down? Check out his […]

3 Ways That Sr. Leaders Can Renew Their Value

“Old soldiers never die; they just fade away,” said General Douglas MacArthur. Whether you’re a military veteran, a business veteran, an academic veteran, or a veteran in any industry sector, you sense the strong pressure that the world wants to cast off the old as irrelevant in our modern, youth-driven culture. Leaders today that once […]

Article/Opinion – Trust But Verify

The phrase “Trust but verify” was made famous by Ronald Reagan in December 1987 after the signing of the INF Treaty with Mikhail Gorbachev. This phrase means that there is a finite chance that the person either did not understand or is not capable of performing as expected, so you must verify. Others believe that […]

Quick Advice on Launching a Connection with Your Team

Are you an honorable leader seeking a stronger connection with your team? How could you be a “launcher” who impacts and influences another person’s career? Dr. Richard Boyatzis shows conclusively that relationship connections help people create change that is holistic and sustainable.   We’re excited because now we can better understand and be even more […]

3 Ways to Ignite Your Leadership Connection

The longer I live, the more convinced I am of the power of connection—and especially connections of the heart. Unlike computers, rocks and steel, we humans have emotions and spirits that can be lifted, energized and ignited by a relational connection. We know that but grossly underestimate the power of those connections. Our Strongest Connections […]

4 Quick Tips to Better Leadership Authenticity

Here are 4 quick tips for better leadership authenticity from author and leadership consultant, Phil Eastman. First, there are three major barriers: First, we live in an image saturated world with few opportunities to see, recognize and celebrate authentic leadership. When character discussions arise, they are almost always directed negatively rather than focused on the […]

How Humor Can Keep Employees Engaged

Why does humor in the workplace make financial sense? Because it works. And in a world where 83 percent of Americans feel stressed at work, 55 percent of Americans are unsatisfied with their jobs, and 47 percent of Americans struggle to stay happy, something has to change. What’s at stake? Close to a trillion dollars […]

Authentic Leadership Behaviors in 4 Steps

by Guest Author, Phil Eastman I was once told that the secret to any book’s success is its title. Unfortunately a book title does not always properly portray what is inside. The title can be clever and catchy while the text inside is dull and disappointing. To illustrate, several years ago Mahan Khalsa wrote a […]