7 Requirements for Leading Your Team Through Change (Part 1)

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“It is a good day to die!” It seemed like a suicidal statement given by the 33 year old Lakota Indian, Chief Crazy Horse. It describes his attitude as he prepared to battle against General Armstrong Custer at Little Big Horn, June 25, 1876. Unlike Custer, Crazy Horse survived the battle to fight again. The famous statement, which illustrates the …

Pluses and Minuses of Delegation

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Pluses 1. It is physically, emotionally and spiritually impossible to do everything yourself. One of the cores of all good leadership is training up the next generation of leaders. By definition this means delegation must happen. There is no success without a successor. 2. Delegation allows every team member the opportunity to learn and excel. Each team member can operate …

Five Reasons to Keep Reading

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A good friend said to me recently, ”I wish I loved to read like you do.” I responded, “I don’t really love to read. I just don’t want to be dumb!” As a leader, I can’t afford to be! Too much is at stake, and too many people rely on my leadership! John Maxwell is known for saying, “Leaders are …

Four Reasons for Team Meetings

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Too often, team meetings feel like an intrusion into our “preferred” agenda rather than a productive and beneficial gathering of the team. Some people love them and others despise them, but team meetings are essential non the less.  Here’s why.   Because: 1. Vision Leaks. Andy Stanley has famously noted that vision leaks. No matter how powerful or captivating the …