How to Tell a Phony from a Professional

How to Tell a Phony from a Professional

Randy was a wonderful coaching client, the CEO of a large service firm and an incredibly cheerful guy. Having dinner with him was usually great fun, but it wasn’t on this particular night. Randy approached the table and greeted me with a weary smile. He looked...
#1 Sign Someone Isn’t a Great Leader

#1 Sign Someone Isn’t a Great Leader

  A few years ago, former General Mills CEO Steve Sanger told nearly 100 of his colleagues: “As you all know, last year my team told me that I needed to do a better job of coaching my direct reports. I just reviewed my 360-degree feedback. I have been working on...
6 Traits of an Extraordinary Leader

6 Traits of an Extraordinary Leader

You are a leader and the world is awaiting your instructions. This is true whether you manage a team in a company, lead a classroom, or run a household. It’s also true even if you have no official leadership position at all. You don’t need to be in the top box of an...