Get “Plugged In” to Unleash Your Own Power

Get “Plugged In” to Unleash Your Own Power

What good is an electrical plug that isn’t connected to a power outlet? Though it may have the potential to power a television or recharge your phone, that power lies dormant until your device, equipment or appliance gets plugged in. We, too, as leaders must get...
Swagger, Don’t Schlep, By Association

Swagger, Don’t Schlep, By Association

Stop slumming around! It sounds harsh, but I’ve told you before that you become the company that you keep, right? Think about it. It kinda feels good to be the “best,” “the big dog,” “the cool kid” in a group or circle. You feel better about yourself. Even if you’ve...
Excellence in Leadership: It’s All in the Technique

Excellence in Leadership: It’s All in the Technique

Set aside whatever notions you may have been sold about the “perfect leader.” He | she doesn’t exist. Excellence in leadership is personal and unique to you. It’s also not a concept, but a set of techniques and behaviors. When you think of outstanding professionals in...

It’s Not What You Know, But Who You Know…..But You Can’t Coast

It’s true that your contacts can open doors that you and your knowledge on an island cannot, but ultimately others can only get you so far. I was reminded of this when I caught wind that a protégé expected me to take her to the next level. That would be fine, except I...

How NOT to Ask a Favor

Of course, you would never be guilty of reaching out to a mentor or colleague for a lunch date, only to note that you’re only available X and X days out of the entire month. Or that you’ll be in the next suburb over (might as well be on the moon) and said individual...