King Solomon, as the story goes, offered wisdom and counsel so highly valued that leaders across the world would travel for days to hear his advice. Hi…
Famed conductor Benjamin Zander likes to tell audiences this story: Two prime ministers are discussing the affairs of state when, suddenly, a man burst…
When conditions change, the smart ones among us adjust their strategies to compensate. Not doing so would obviously be foolish. Yet, we too often fall …
By the simple virtue of occupying a leadership role, leaders have decision rights. That is to say, at the end of the day, the leader can make the call …
Leaders like to think in terms of effectiveness, credibility, influence, and prowess. They focus on how to attain those qualities. Charting a pathway f…
Perhaps nothing is more annoying than a leader who does not respect others’ time. They show up late, start and end meetings without regard to the estab…
Fear undermines performance by creating self-doubt, anxiety, and nervous tension. Even the best leaders can, at times, become fearful of evaluation, ex…
When conflict in conversation spins out of control, bad things happen. Relationships can be irreparably harmed and the goodwill to work together can be…
Maybe you recognize these signs in a leader you know: Every task needs their eyes and approval. They know precisely where everyone is and what they’re …
In the ancient city of Gordion, King Midas tied a chariot to a post with an intricate knot. A wise oracle prophesied that the person who could untie th…
The roar of a mature lion can be both exhilarating and unnerving. It’s hard to believe how loud the roar can be, often reaching more than 115 decibels.…
So many of the best leaders in the world have what we call a “facilitative mindset.” As leaders, they work to facilitate conversations between people a…