Leaders Grow Leaders

Leaders grow leaders. They celebrate the successes of those they serve. This concept of servant leadership is at the heart of a Level 5 “All In” culture. Here’s what noted author Ken Blanchard says about the importance of servant leadership to the development of that world-class culture: When I mention servant leadership to many organizational … Read more

Disciplined Leadership: Growing Great Teams

This is part of a series of blogs on the theme of ‘Disciplined Leadership.’ Some thoughts on growing great teams and the leadership ideals that can inspire them: One person who embodied the leadership qualities of growing high performing teams that contribute to developing a Level 5 culture was the late General Colin Powell. I … Read more

Develop Your Team for Growth: Leadership Journey of Discovery, Part 1

Each of us, day to day, engage in a discovery process.  In order to develop your team for growth, be aware of your discovery process as a leader of leaders and adapt to it. To start, examine your role in your organization. Are you the only leader, the only person who provides direction or the … Read more

Bring in the New: Growing Leaders

It’s really easy to “drink the Kool Aid”, isn’t it?  When you’re even marginally successful in your business or your part of the business, success is seductive.  You know what’s working, what’s selling, what’s making the production line hum.  Everyone loves being right, or almost right.  That’s why we rarely have debriefs (or After Action … Read more

The Future of Leadership, Part 6: Maturity

This is part of an ongoing series about the future of leadership. “Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.” – Tom Stoppard Future leaders will have to become mature sooner than later.  Why?  Because they will be incredibly transparent.  Just think about the impact of social media today.  I think many of … Read more

Disciplined Leadership: Low-Value Meetings Vs High-Value Meetings

This is part of a series of blogs on the theme of ‘Disciplined Leadership.’ Low-Value Meetings are caused by people not valuing one another’s time. These meetings are also indicators of a number of negative factors in your current culture. People often believe that if they can get everybody together in some forum at the … Read more