Influence doesn't mean you have to have an impact on a thousand people, you can simply have an impact on just one person to have influence. Influence is where confidence meets wisdom. Influence is people asking you for advice rather than favors. How many people have asked you to mentor them? [...]
We all know that companies large and small have Boards of Directors. Some even have Advisory Boards. That is because leadership is lonely and having a perspective from people who have both an outside perspective, but a vested interest in the organization's success can be invaluable. The truth is that it’s no different when [...]
Spice up your staff meeting with an 'Ask Me Anything' session for your team members to ask questions. This will encourage engagement and create a more transparent environment for your entire company.
Its important to maintain your network so you can leverage it when you need it. Build it to support where you are now and leverage it to help you get to the next level.
While taking time off over the holidays I went to see Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. It is a wonderful film which follows one of history’s most famous leaders at the very moment that his leadership changed the world. I encourage everyone wants to be a leader or wants to be [...]
Tooting your own horn can be uncomfortable since its not something you generally like to do for yourself. Get comfortable with sharing your value out loud. Learn the difference between tooting the horn and tooting your own horn.
I am constantly shocked at how many large, seemingly well-run organizations provide little to no on-boarding when they make a new hire. A new employee walks in on day one with no understanding of what is expected of them either by the organization or their direct boss. They have no way to share with their [...]