Complete Leader Articles

Restraint - The Key to Improving Emotional Intelligence

By Dave Clark, You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing things with logic. True power is restraint. If words control you, that means everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass. - Warren Buffett. I saw this quote scrolling... read more
 

Acres of Diamonds at Work

By Ron Price There is an old story about a fellow in the ancient world, who upon learning about diamonds, sold his successful farm and spent his fortune traveling the world in search of the gems. Several years after he died, having never found the diamonds he sought, others discovered the largest diamond mine ever found—on the farm he had sold... read more
 

Think Differently About Competition at Work

By Dr. Francis Eberle Every spring I get reacquainted with my bicycle. For me cycling is recreational, social, competitive, and great exercise. While riding, cyclists talk, solve the problems, reminisce, “take a turn” at the front and wait if someone lags behind. The first group rides of the year often take a slightly different tone. The pace... read more
 

The Four Commitments of Inner Circle Coaching

By Whit Mitchell My favorite method of executive coaching (and by far the most impactful for my clients) is called Inner Circle Coaching. It is a team effort that relies on feedback and partnership from a leader’s inner circle to help that leader see his or her blind spots, and to create long-term success and changed behaviors.   Why do... read more
 

What Leaders Should Know About Innovation

By Ron Price These days you hear and read a lot about innovation. It’s the common buzzword and there are constantly new articles and blogs written about it, but most of it is simply a rehashing of what has been written in the past. There’s very little new thought going into innovation, which is ironic if you think about it.  This is... read more
 

4 Tips to Eliminate Emotional Blind Spots

By Bob Sands It happened in an instant. My wife was on a conference call sitting next to me, and I was driving. My kids were in the back seat looking at their phones. I was in the far-left lane on Florida’s Turnpike when the semi-truck to the right of me began merging into my lane. I couldn’t speed up or slam on my brakes because there were... read more
 

Are You in a Leadership Rut?

5 Ways to Break Old Habits and Shake Things Up By Whit Mitchell Many of us have experienced times in our careers when work seemed stale and personal progress slowed. This can be particularly true for a leader, especially if you’ve been leading for a while. Leaders can find themselves sticking with a single leadership style, instead of... read more
 

Hire the Right Candidate Every Time with These 3 Steps

Joe Smith seemingly has the whole package. He has a solid resume, great references, skills that showcase his expertise in his field and plenty of success stories to his credit. On paper, Joe seems like the ultimate “can’t miss” candidate. Joe looks the part and his appearance seems to match his resume. During the interview, Joe is well-... read more
 

Help Your Boss Understand Your Work Style

Using DISC Insights to Manage Up and Manage Down When Leadership Coach Lori McNeill first met Mike Molloy, Associate Director at Immunext, Inc., she noticed that he was experiencing frustration at work. “His speech was fast-paced, and he would strike the table for emphasis. You could physically see and hear the tension he was experiencing.”... read more
 

Who Makes the Best Leaders?

A Yin and Yang Look at the Eight Types of Leaders By Andy Johnson  In an interesting 2010 study, a team of researchers led by Adam Grant of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania set out to understand a nagging question in the leadership world. Who makes the best leaders? Adam Grant and I both identify as social... read more