Complete Leader Articles

If You Are Feeling Lost, Blame It on Your GPS

By Dr. Francis Eberle Have you ever used a GPS to navigate to a location and found yourself wondering just where you are? How can that be? Having moved several times in a two-year period, I’ve used my GPS more frequently. But when I used it, rarely did I have confidence in where I was. If anyone asked me to reverse my steps without the GPS, I... read more
 

What Companies Need to Do to Attract Top Talent in 2019

By Dave Clark  The employment landscape has changed significantly over the past few years. Gone are the days of employers having hundreds of candidates to choose from with employees scrambling to land any job they could get. Today, the employees have the upper hand. This shift took place the moment that job openings surpassed hires. ... read more
 

When It Comes to Organizational Success, Your People Are Not Your Problem

By Ron Price Leaders of organizations are constantly challenged to find ways to be more productive, more efficient and to increase the bottom line. Leaders expect a lot from their employees, and often push them hard to achieve the desired results. For some, when the results don’t match the goals, they fail to look in the mirror; instead blaming... read more
 

The Dip: A Surprisingly Common Scenario for New Leaders

By Dr. Francis Eberle I was recently asked how I would coach a highly successful employee who had been promoted to supervise a team. After the promotion, this individual’s performance, and subsequently that of the team, dropped dramatically. He experienced what might be called “The Dip.”  I wish this was an uncommon scenario. ... read more
 

The 6 Stages of a Leader’s Journey

By Ron Price  I recently gave a presentation on the stages of leadership where I began by challenging the audience to tell me what they thought the six stages were. They huddled into groups, brainstorming the stages and validating their ideas to one another. Then several of the groups read their answers aloud, hoping to match my list.... read more
 

What Not to Do in 2019

By Whit Mitchell At this time of year, there is no shortage of people telling us what to do to make the next year a success. I’m going to take a slightly different approach and tell you what not to do. Don’t set goals that sound good. Instead of shooting blindly ahead, now is a great time to look back on 2018. What worked well for you... read more
 

4 Ways to Deepen Goal Setting

By Sunnie Stobbe At the beginning of every year, most people make New Year’s Resolutions. Many of us set grandiose and often unattainable goals that are difficult to achieve. Here are some strategies to deepen your goal setting for 2019. Start with the end in mind. Visualize where you want to be in three months, six months, and a year.... read more
 

Unconscious Bias: How to be Part of the Solution

Guest Post By Stacy Ennis And Ron Price Recently, Ron Price and I published a leadership fable, Growing Influence: A story of how to lead with character, expertise, and impact. Along with teaching leadership principles, the story tackles gender discrimination in the workplace. The main character, Emily, meets and befriends an... read more
 

Can I Be a True Leader?

Avoiding Judgments as an Introvert Leader By Dr. Francis Eberle This past year three coaching clients taught me to remember that this is a complex question.  All of them were already in substantial leadership roles but were questioning whether others perceived them to be leaders, including their supervisors. For me there was no... read more
 

Are You Meeting the Needs of Your Team?

By Whit Mitchell When you think back on your life, can you pinpoint what helped shape who you are today? Perhaps it was a person—someone who saw greatness inside of you and helped you discover your worth. Maybe it was a profound experience—something that helped you discover the value of life and those around you. For 11 young athletes back in... read more