Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. Dr. Seuss The seasons change. It’s amazing how quickly focus shifts this time of year from gratitude to shopping. As I track the media coverage of online sales, traffic and the crowds and mayhem at the malls, I infer that there will be millions shopping for the perfect “gifts” to give. Leaders give many gifts. I have a fundamental belief that the best leaders are the best givers. Although leadership can be a very complicated endeavor, it’s helps me simplify by reflecting on a few lessons I have learned from others. Today, I stopped forRead More →

  Leaders don’t always have the answers. Sometimes the answers are difficult to deliver. What do Healthy Leaders say when they don’t know what to say? The truth. “Employees want to be a part of a workplace culture that puts a premium on delivering the truth.”  – Glen Llopis Ah yes, the importance of speaking the truth. Truth matters. That hasn’t changed. I can remember reading The Leadership Challenge decades ago. When James Kouzes and Barry Posner reported the results of a monumental survey of thousands of people, I was intrigued.  People were asked to identify the best qualities of leaders they would willingly followRead More →