Tag: Leadership

How Is Your Organization Or Group’s Leadership Viewed Differently, Internally And Externally?

Leadership Lesson: For a variety of strategic reasons, it’s critical to ensure the external image of a company to stakeholders reconciles with the experience of the internal stakeholders.

How often have you been in an environment where the external perception of leadership was at odds with the internal perception of that leadership?

In some cases, the public may praise the…


What People Teach Us: Nancy Pelosi, Part I – When Is It Time For a Leader To Go?

Leadership Lesson: Leaders should always consider their own effectiveness, the needs of their environment, and their respect for the opinions of others when it comes to their longevity and when it’s time to step down.

At what point does – and should — a leader decide to step aside for the best interest of their…


Free Leadership Learning Tool: Learn By Comparing Your Bosses

Leadership Lesson: Use your own life and work history as a study in leadership development, by analyzing all your leaders to date, taking into account what made them either effective or ineffective.

Leadership development is not only learned from theories in books, or reading about leaders or those we admire from afar. It is also learned from what and…


Cuban on Trump: Leadership, Management, & Communication

In this article in the Huffington Post, Mark Cuban criticized President Trump, overall, for having “no leadership skills, no management skills, not very good communications skills.”

When it comes to the direction of an organization or entity, these are powerful skills and factors, which play into how effective a leader, boss, or executive is in their work.

This also plays into…


How Do You Balance Your Power Once You’ve Ascended In Leadership?

Disrupting the balance in an environment undermines the steps one can take to evolve and improve the environment. Through disruption which is too powerful and “unhinged,” you risk not just resetting policies, but relationships.

Politics aside, leadership needs to be about assurance and reassurance. Part of those assurances is that, in addition to meeting the goal desired by and for the…


What People Teach Us: Trump — When You Assume Leadership, Who Do You Rally For?

Leadership development and attainment is a powerful process. It is a never-ending effort and can go as long and as far as someone is willing to continue learning and developing themselves.

If we choose to ascend to higher levels of leadership, we need to recognize that the work does not end there. We need to do everything…


Developing Your Leadership Is About Speculation, Not Emulation

Leadership Lesson: Learning leadership is not about copying behaviors, attributes, and approaches but instead about understanding the experiences we share with our leaders that can drive the same approach.

Leadership is a learning process. There’s no one magic bullet that is going to instill anyone with all the attributes, behaviors, and attitudes that are the right balance to shape the perfect leader.

The…


In All Your Endeavors, Where Do You Stand On The Bridge of Leadership

How does your leadership transfer across endeavors?

How effective is it from one environment to the next, whether adjusting from your professional to personal or any other environment in which you might operate?

How does it compare across the worlds, environments, and circles of both your career and personal life?

Where do you stand on the Bridge of Leadership?

We’ll…


As Demonstrated In Brexit: How Do You Include A Former Opponent?

The Brexit Referendum has come and gone, and through it the people of the United Kingdom–England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland–decided to leave the European Union with the decision to leave winning by a relatively slim margin.  There are various reasons both sides of the argument supported their side and opposed the other…


The Ultimate Question At The Heart Of All Of Coach It Out’s Work: What Is Leadership?

Leadership is so many things. There are so many facets to it, examples of it, and sources for it.

To be clear: Leadership is not solely limited to someone in a position of power.

Leaders traditionally might have been seen as those that take, dole out, and build their power. But leadership is the opposite. It…


Not Learning Someone’s True Needs Can Lead To Their Energy Being Sapped

Leadership Lesson:  By not considering what someone needs — not only what they can do — you forgo everything the person is capable of and possibly their greatest strengths.

To those in charge of hiring, leading, and developing new talent in his or her organization: make sure you’re cognizant of all your new hire’s needs.

There are the traditional tools, resources, and guidance related to the…


How Long Do You Wait Before You Admit Something Isn’t Working Out?

It’s amazing what connotations the phrases “Flip Flop” or “Flip Flopper” have nowadays.  Depending on what side of the issue one stands of which the “perpetrating” Flip Flopper is being accused of Flip Flopping, various opinions can be offered regarding the “perp.”

For instance, perceptions can emerge that the person didn’t have enough conviction to stick to their initial stance, that the…


Do Your Best To Provide Fresh Perspective And Break The Cycle In Your Environments

Whether you are entering a new endeavor or navigating your established workplace, be aware of and try to resist falling into the quick sand of environments which are perpetuated by using the same approach without any adjustment in course or method.

Because they don’t adjust, these environments tend to miss out on and lack the results that could be possible for all stakeholders…


Another Instance Where A Leader Lacks Leadership “Muscle”

Racial tensions have grown in the United States at an alarming and seemingly exponential rate in the last year. Stories have continued to reach the headlines on a regular basis with the tension and public outcry the same but with a different locations as the backdrop.

The irony in one particular story in this turbulent year, from…


What People Teach Us: Bernie Sanders – A Sip of Refreshing Leadership In The Lion’s Den

Politics aside, it’s refreshing to hear requests from our politicians that are more the exception than the regular rule and rigmarole.

Too often we have leaders that push their agendas. And they should do so as that’s what they get elected to do. That’s understood.

“Political posturing–it’s a confusing game of Battleship when it should be a strategic conversation of…


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