Reflections on Leadership

Reflections on Leadership
Leadership advisor, writer, and no BS accountability partner, Karl Bimshas, shares quick reflections on leadership, and interviews other busy professionals, to challenge your perspective, provide inspiration, and give insights to help you manage better and lead well. Support this podcast:

Use S.P.I.C.E.
Jul 15 • 3 min
Here are five criteria you can use to filter the worthiness of your ideas. Use a numeric scale, 0-4 for example, to rate the low and high probability of each element for every project you are considering. Speed Profitable Impact Client-focused Ease ***…
Turn Wishes into a Great Goal
Jul 14 • 8 min
People still confuse a list of wishes with goals. Goals should give you vision and direction so you can create an actionable plan toward achieving them. How would you like to turn your wishes into a great goal? Here’s a simple five step worksheet to help…
Change a Piece of the World
Jul 13 • 5 min
It doesn’t take as much to change the world as you might think. Anytime you interact with others, it’s impossible not to have any influence on them in some way. About Reflections on Leadership: Leadership advisor, writer, and no BS accountability partner,…
Leadership and The Three Legged Stool
Jul 12 • 2 min
It doesn’t matter what you’re leading; there are three areas you want to strike a balance. Customer Satisfaction, Employee Satisfaction, and Profitable Revenue Growth. In which of these areas do you feel you could make the greatest positive impact? About…
7 Steps to Build a Great Personal Plan
Jul 12 • 13 min
7 Steps to Build a Great Personal Plan Consider this a busy professional’s checklist for success. You probably do a good job making plans in your worklife, but what about everywhere else? Karl Bimshas gives a brief overview of the seven critical steps…
Leadership Spotlight: Philip Tanzilo
Jul 10 • 18 min
In this episode, Phillip Tanzilo, owner of Transformational Learning and Leadership Strategies. He is a Performance Consultant, Coach, and Speaker with international clients in a variety of fields. In our conversation, Phillip shares his thoughts on…
Know Your Purpose and Values
Jul 9 • 3 min
Want to be a good business owner, executive, or friend? Know your purpose. Know your values and work on your purpose every day. Alllow them to guide you, inform your decisions, and inspire your life. About Reflections on Leadership: Leadership advisor,…
Never Lower Your Goal
Jul 8 • 3 min
How are you doing on your goals? Riding high; or don’t want to think about it until you’re back from vacation? Take a look at your targets for the year. What are you going to do if you’re off track? A lousy leader might suggest you re-evaluate your goals.…
Finding Passion Versus Bringing Passion
Jul 7 • 3 min
People get worked up about not being able to find their passion. They think that’s the first requirement, a job that you’re passionate about. If you have that, you know it’s a great and rare thing. However, that doesn’t have to be the goal. People are…
10 Questions to Help Busy Professionals Act on Purpose
Jul 6 • 11 min
10 Questions to Help Busy Professionals Act on Purpose A lot of seemingly successful people are feeling lost around saying they don’t know what their purpose is. Taken from a recent webinar, listen as Karl walks you through a self-assessment you can take…
Leadership Spotlight: Ruth McCallan
Jun 26 • 30 min
Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.” In this episode, Ruth McCallan. Ruth is focused on recovering from an…
Leadership Spotlight: Kristina Au
Jun 19 • 16 min
Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.” In this episode, Kristina Au, Director of Human Resources at a San…
Leadership Spotlight: Chris Hoffmann
Jun 12 • 27 min
Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.” In this episode, Chris Hoffmann, CEO of Vet Training & Coaching, a…
Leadership Spotlight: Courtney Stuessel
Jun 4 • 17 min
Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.” In this episode, Courtney Stuessel, HR Manager at Hard Rock Hotel San…
Leadership Spotlight: Chad Chartier
May 29 • 21 min
Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.” In this episode, Chad Chartier, SFIDC, Chief Petty Officer in the…
Leadership Spotlight: Frank Marshall
May 22 • 19 min
Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.” In this episode, Dr. Frank Marshall, Associate Professor of Management…
Leadership Spotlight: Abby Weiss
May 17 • 10 min
Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.” In this episode, Abby Weiss, a speech therapist who works on Gender…
Build a User’s Guide for Yourself
May 8 • 3 min
You might think working with you is a dream. You’re in your head all day, so, you know your intentions and beliefs better than anyone else, and I am sure they all sound reasonable. The problem is; no one else is in there with you. Even your closest…
Leadership Spotlight: Linda Carter
May 2 • 11 min
Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.” In this episode, Linda Carter, a busy professional who is working on…
What’s Your Life About?
Apr 29 • 3 min
What’s Your Life About? If your life were like a book or a movie and someone asked, “What’s it about?” What would you reply? *** Read the Reflections on Leadership blog here => *** Join the “Reflections on Leadership” group page…
Leadership Spotlight: Tony Bianca
Apr 25 • 18 min
Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight” In this episode, Tony Bianca, an educator of many hats including the…
Burnt Out? Shape Up!
Apr 24 • 4 min
For those who still have fuel in the take and want to be helpful, but aren’t sure where to begin. List your ten best excuses List your strengths and weaknesses Pick five people to learn from Action Plan Recognition Plan *** Read the Reflections on…
Your Talent is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Apr 20 • 4 min
Your Talent is a Terrible Thing to Waste. As a high performer, you are a leader and an artist. Leaders and artists create a record of successes. They surround themselves with positive people who uplift them and challenge them to even greater levels of…
Leadership Spotlight: Sheila Netti
Apr 17 • 19 min
Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight” In this episode, Sheila Netti, Founder of the Women’s Wealth Empowerment…
Take Action
Apr 15 • 2 min
Take Action: An overabundance of thinking tends to mean a scarcity of action. Take Action => Get a result => Review the result => Adjust something. Recycle. *** Read the Reflections on Leadership blog here => *** Join the…
Feel Better Fast
Apr 15 • 2 min
Feel Better Fast: Feeling blah and want to feel better fast? Assess a set of regular positive actions and then think about how to maintain or improve them. *** Download the Feel Better Fast Worksheet *** Read the Reflections on Leadership blog here =>…
Dismantle Dismay
Apr 14 • 6 min
Let’s face it. Sometimes things stink. They just do. If you let the little things in life start to bring you down, you’ll have no resistance to the big things. And now you have dismay. If you’re feeling blah, or just kinda bummed, you’ve got to figure out…
Leadership Spotlight: Barbara Eldridge
Apr 11 • 10 min
“Leadership Spotlight,” the show where Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey. In this episode, he speaks with Barbara Eldridge, founder, and owner of Mind…
Leadership Spotlight: Karl Bradley
Apr 4 • 19 min
During “Leadership Spotlight,” Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey. In this episode, he speaks with another “Karl with a K,” Karl Bradley, a listener of this…
Leadership Spotlight: Donnie Staples
Mar 31 • 18 min
Leadership Advisor Karl Bimshas, speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey. In this episode, Donnie Staples, Director of Children’s Ministry at Newbreak Church. We talk about…
Do All Your Customers Love You? Nope.
Mar 30 • 6 min
Proper customer service involves an ecosystem built on your reliability, responsiveness, and your commitment to the relationship. Like any relationship you value, it requires proactive effort, cultivation, and your vigilant attention. Here are ten…
Leadership Spotlight: Jeff Gelder
Mar 27 • 13 min
In “Leadership Spotlight,” Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey. In this episode, Jeff Gelder, owner of a voiceover company, as well as the founder and…
Leadership Spotlight: Shannon Johnson
Mar 23 • 11 min
In “Leadership Spotlight,” Karl Bimshas speaks with a diverse array of busy professionals in various stages of their career and along different paths of their leadership journey. In this episode, I talk with Shannon Johnson, a pharmacist by background. He…
Are you Facing a Problem, or a Challenge?
Mar 22 • 3 min
Attitude and language are linked. And while positive language has a far greater chance of leading to positive outcomes, clear definitions also help. Think of it this way. A problem is something to be solved, while a challenge is something to be met. ***…
Leadership Spotlight: Michael Mance
Mar 19 • 19 min
In “Leadership Spotlight,” Karl Bimshas speaks with a diverse array of busy professionals in various stages of their career and along different paths of their leadership journey. In this episode, Michael Mance, Owner and Creative Director of Mance…
Pick Me Up: For the Dreamers Who Aren’t Sleeping
Mar 17 • 3 min
This pick me up message is a shout out to those of you who are working your plan while everyone else is kicking a few back, and letting their hair down. This is for the leaders who plan on burning the midnight oil, not to cram to meet a deadline, but to…
Leadership Spotlight: Teri Wilder
Mar 12 • 20 min
The launch of Leadership Spotlight. Karl Bimshas speaks with a diverse array of busy professionals in various stages of their career and along different paths of their leadership journey. In this episode, Teri Wilder, Singer, Songwriter, Certified Sound…
Complain Complain Complain
Mar 6 • 3 min
What could you accomplish if instead of complaining you either took action or kept your mouth shut? *** Read the blog here => *** Join the “Reflections on Leadership” group page on Facebook…
What’s Your Temperature?
Feb 21 • 3 min
Are you running hot or cold today? What kind of climate are you creating with your behavior? *** Read the blog here => *** Join the “Reflections on Leadership” group page on Facebook…
Personal Values
Feb 8 • 7 min
Finding your values is one thing, changing them is something else. It is possible, though it takes time. Consider making that investment. *** Read the blog here => *** Join the “Reflections on Leadership” group page on Facebook…
Foggy Forest
Feb 6 • 5 min
As a leader, you build the capacity to see the hidden pain in yourself and others. Only those equipped with empathy can provide the space, time, and nourishment that promotes the healing. *** Read the blog post here => Are you Running a Learning…
Do You Run a Learning Organization?
Jan 30 • 3 min
No matter the size of your organization, if you want to become more efficient, increase productivity, increase profit, and grow client satisfaction, there is no better way than building a workplace environment geared toward continuous learning. *** Read…
Leading Rebels
Jan 24 • 3 min
Good leaders know how to lead cats. They don’t tell you to “sit down,” “stay in your lane,” or “wait your turn.” They listen to the beat *you* dance to and incorporate it into their vision. *** Read the blog post here => Leading Rebels *** Join the…
How to Apologize
Jan 15 • 4 min
Admitting you were wrong, then fixing your mistakes is difficult. That (and ego) is one of the reasons people often do a lousy job apologizing. No, “Saying your sorry don’t make it right.” If you goofed, personally or professionally, here are the things…
Jan 9 • 2 min
If everyone in the room looks just like you, you’re not learning much. Make room at your table, or find room at theirs. Your ideas, solutions, and leadership will be stronger. *** Join the “Reflections on Leadership” group page on Facebook…
Three Words
Jan 3 • 1 min
You can set a theme for your year to make it far more meaningful for you. Need help finding the words? Pick one of your values, one of your skills, and one of your aspirations. *** Join the “Reflections on Leadership” group page on Facebook…
Top 5 Episodes from 2018
Dec 28, 2018 • 11 min
Over the year we have shared nearly 100 thoughts, insights, or challenges designed to grow your perspective and help you to manage better and lead well. Here are the top five most popular Reflections on Leadership in 2018 • #5 It’s All A Gift • #4 BS…
Dyslexia, Dysthymia, and Determination
Dec 23, 2018 • 6 min
“There are things contained within that are not perfect.” Navigate your challenges in your own way. *** Ready to manage better and lead well? Visit *** Leave leadership questions or comments here =>…
How to Desuckify Your Goals
Dec 13, 2018 • 4 min
Goals are important, but you won’t achieve them if they suck. Here are 12 points that will help you set and achieve a great goal. *** Visit for more tools, ideas, and insights to help you manage better and lead well. Enjoying…
Ignore the Phonies
Dec 9, 2018 • 3 min
Why, “Meh, I’m good,” isn’t good enough and “fake it ‘til you make it,” is honest. *** Great leadership starts with you. Learn more about you at Karl Bimshas Consulting => *** Like this episode? You can support this show with…
Miserable People
Dec 4, 2018 • 7 min
Don’t live a life of “quiet desperation.” Don’t give up. Don’t defer your great goals. *** Learn more about Karl Bimshas => *** Like this episode? One way you can support this show is with a small monthly donation to help…
The Chicken and The Pig
Dec 2, 2018 • 2 min
Want to achieve your great goal? Show more than involvement, be committed to your commitments. Learn more about Karl Bimshas Consulting => Help support the show with a small monthly donation =>…
What Makes a Lousy Leader?
Nov 30, 2018 • 5 min
31 Attributes to rate your leaders. You can download the Assessment of Select Leadership Attributes here => If you like this show, please share it with others. If you’re listening on leave and review or send us an…
Vision Passion Action
Nov 27, 2018 • 2 min
To achieve exceptional performance you need the magical combination of vision, passion, and action. For more information on candid, affordable leadership development and accountability, visit —- Support this podcast:…
Lighthouse or Silo?
Nov 26, 2018 • 4 min
Leadership is not about being bigger than your surroundings. It is about the size of the influence you have where you stand. Do you act like a lighthouse or a silo? Learn more leadership development tools and tips at —-…
Your Theme
Nov 17, 2018 • 3 min
Have you set a theme for your next project? Stuck? Pick one value, one skill, and one aspiration. Thanks for listening, please share with others, and leave us a review. —- Support this podcast:…
Bring a S.I.D.E. of Leadership
Nov 15, 2018 • 6 min
Service | Integrity | Dignity | Empathy If you like “Reflections on Leadership,” please share it with others. Send comments and questions to —- Support this podcast:
Your Uniqueness
Nov 11, 2018 • 4 min
What makes you unique? Ask people: “I’m working on my personal development, and my coach is insisting I ask ten people, so at the risk of sounding arrogant, what do you think makes me unique? First thought is best. Don’t worry about offending or…
Luck and Good Fortune
Nov 8, 2018 • 1 min
Instead of looking for it - secretly provide it to others. —- Support this podcast:
Nov 4, 2018 • 7 min
This episode of Reflections on Leadership, recorded on November 4, 2018 , revisits a post first written on November 4, 2008. See if you can recognize what changes and what has remained the same. Either way, this year, and every year, vote. It is the…
Less Until and More Unless
Nov 4, 2018 • 4 min
Pay attention to how often your here “I can’t until …” Better to use, “I won’t unless …” Unless” creates options. “Until” limits choice. “Can’t” is abdicating while “Won’t” is ownership. —- Support this podcast:…
Are You Amazing?
Nov 3, 2018 • 2 min
There’s really only one person who matters who has to think you’re amazing, and that’s you. —- Support this podcast:
Expectations, Keep ‘em High
Nov 2, 2018 • 2 min
You can lower your expectations and never feel disappointment, or you can raise your expectations and manage your disappointments… like an adult. —- Support this podcast:
Be More Discerning
Nov 1, 2018 • 2 min
When you are discerning, you create a set of standards for yourself. —- Support this podcast:
Many Ways
Oct 31, 2018 • 2 min
Not doing it your way doesn’t make it wrong, it just makes it different. There are many ways to do many things. —- Support this podcast:
Believe in People Who Believe in You
Oct 30, 2018 • 2 min
These people are not wearing rose-colored glasses or putting you on a pedestal. —- Support this podcast:
Do Your Thing
Oct 17, 2018 • 2 min
Do your thing. Keep doing it, every day and exceptionally well. —- Support this podcast:
Money in Outrage
Oct 16, 2018 • 2 min
There’s money in outrage, but results come from taking action, not fuming at what is. —- Support this podcast:
Workplace Dysfunction
Oct 4, 2018 • 5 min
There are four common triggers I regularly see playing out in the workplace. Yes, there are plenty of others, but these four are prevalent. Ineffective Communication, Ego Protection, Fear of Uncertainty, and Rewarding Off Purpose.…
Fail Well
Oct 3, 2018 • 2 min
A reminder, if you are not afraid to fail, you are already a stronger leader than most. —- Support this podcast:
7 Simple Truths
Sep 30, 2018 • 5 min
Create a code of conduct for yourself. If you don’t, you become suceptible to others which will result in unnecessary inner and outer conflicts. —- Support this podcast:
Leadership Isn’t a Game
Sep 29, 2018 • 2 min
Leadership isn’t a game, it’s a lifestyle. You practice leadership - you don’t perfect it. —- Support this podcast:
It’s All A Gift
Sep 24, 2018 • 2 min
List three things you are grateful for and remind yourself throughout the day. —- Support this podcast:
About Perfection
Sep 23, 2018 • 2 min
Leaders aren’t perfect - but the good ones try. —- Support this podcast:
The Wave
Sep 22, 2018 • 2 min
The wave doesn’t care if you are standing in front of it. It doesn’t speed up to try and knock you over. It doesn’t slow down and attempt to spare you. —- Support this podcast:
Help or Not?
Sep 21, 2018 • 2 min
Every person must learn the balance between the instinct to help versus, “It’s none of your damn business.” —- Support this podcast:
Success Doesn’t Happen All at Once
Sep 20, 2018 • 2 min
Neither does failure. It is hundreds of little decisions, conversations, actions, and thoughts that make or break you. —- Support this podcast:
The World Is Not Against You
Sep 18, 2018 • 3 min
Keep your goals, ambition, desire, and work-ethic, but shift the reasoning. Help others instead of just yourself. —- Support this podcast:
Watch Me Succeed
Sep 7, 2018 • 3 min
A quick story of how a dear friend evolved from “Let me fail” to “Watch me succeed” and how what we seek, we tend to find. Visit to learn more ways you can act on purpose and achieve your goals. —- Support this podcast:…
Small Steps
Sep 2, 2018 • 2 min
Immediate results are rare and seldom last. Thrive with discipline. —- Support this podcast:
Check Your Alignment
Aug 15, 2018 • 4 min
Do you and your organization have complementary visions? Do the missions support or oppose each other? Do the values matchup congruently, or is there a disconnect? In what ways do you reward, recognize, and revitalize yourself? Is it akin to how the…
Before You Whine
Aug 14, 2018 • 3 min
1. Do you have a goal you’re working on? 2. Are you actively working on improving yourself and your surroundings? 3. Are you accepting responsibility for your decisions? 4. Can you identify three things you’re grateful for? Give yourself 25 points for…
Serious Leadership
Aug 13, 2018 • 2 min
Take leadership seriously and yourself lightly. —- Support this podcast:
Rejecting Leadership
Jul 29, 2018 • 2 min
I can’t blame you, you might have lousy role models, be disillusioned with former heroes, or maybe it feels like too much of a burden. The thing is, if you’re a good leader, even potentially a good leader, don’t throw it away. The world needs you.…
14 Reasons
Jul 28, 2018 • 3 min
Here are 14 common reasons people call on Karl Bimshas Consulting for Leadership Development. How many apply for you? Reach out to us at —- Support this podcast:
Don’t Be Afraid to Lead
Jul 27, 2018 • 2 min
I come across a lot of capable people who are afraid to lead. That’s too bad. When you get the chance to lead, I want you to take it. —- Support this podcast:
Two Lousy Leaders
Jul 26, 2018 • 2 min
When a good leader turns a blind eye to a bad leader, you have two lousy leaders. —- Support this podcast:
Be Outspoken
Jul 25, 2018 • 3 min
Diplomacy and tact are worthy pursuits. It doesn’t harm you to slow down and provide a little thought before spouting off something that could be hurtful to others. Strengthen your resolve to give and receive feedback with grace and graciousness and you…
Falling Prey to Lousy Leadership
Jul 24, 2018 • 5 min
The path some powerful, warm hearted people take leads them away from their true goals. The cause is lousy leadership and the result is the birth of an adversary. Becoming a lousy leader is easy. Resist the temptation. Learn to manage better and lead well…
Empathy and Curiosity
Jul 15, 2018 • 2 min
Two traits a lousy leader cannot comprehend and a great leader uses instinctively. Sign up for our newsletter. Receive inspiring articles, free tools, and new ideas you can access on your smartphone or computer.…
Must Be Present to Win
Jul 15, 2018 • 1 min
Every day there is more history being made. The future remains unwritten. Your best course is to be mindful and present. If you like “Reflections on Leadership” please rate, subscribe, and share. It really helps. —- Support this podcast:…
Be a Better Gatekeeper
Jul 13, 2018 • 2 min
Stop taking random advice from people. Be a better gatekeeper and pay attention to those who make you think, laugh, and take action. Preferably all three. —- Support this podcast:
Don’t Just Sit There. Think About It!
Jul 11, 2018 • 2 min
When was the last time you sat down and thought? Real, honest-to-goodness calorie burning thinking? —- Support this podcast:
Passion on a Pedestal
Jul 10, 2018 • 3 min
Stop seeking passion. It will elude you until it sees you working. When you put passion on a pedestal, you rob vision and action of their equal due. —- Support this podcast:
New Day
Jul 9, 2018 • 2 min
When you are on purpose, the dawn of each day is filled with potential and excitement. —- Support this podcast:
Your 90 Day Review
Jul 1, 2018 • 2 min
Here are 9 ways to reflect on and measure the progress you are making in your life over the last 90 days. —- Support this podcast:
The 4 Cs of Leadership Development
Jun 28, 2018 • 2 min
There are four parts of leadership development. Make it a goal to work on one or more of these areas of leadership development every day and you will expand your influence in ways you never expected. —- Support this…
What’s Your Plan
Jun 27, 2018 • 2 min
It’s tempting to slow down over the Summer months. It’s also a bad move. Use the time to catch up or surge ahead. —- Support this podcast:
BS Leaders Need Not Apply
Jun 13, 2018 • 3 min
Lousy leaders come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but the ones I detest the most are those who treat people as if they were disposable. You know the type; usually barrel-chested man-babies, who surround themselves with toys in an effort to inflate…
13 Months
Jun 12, 2018 • 4 min
I keep a baker’s dozen of empty Wellbutrin bottles in my closet and look at them once in awhile, to remind myself of the 13 months of hellish depression I went through several years ago. 13 months is a blink of the eye that takes place over an eternity.…
Under Appreciating
Jun 8, 2018 • 3 min
Encouragement and appreciation or not difficult things for good leaders to express. Lousy leaders however, can’t do either unless they see a way it benefits themselves. Don’t be that way. —- Support this podcast:
Visceral Leadership
Jun 6, 2018 • 3 min
I have a visceral reaction to leadership that has never let me down. It operates on both extremes of the continuum. There will always be lousy leaders, but great leaders can reduce their destructive destructive influence every day. —- Support this…
Why? Because you want to!
Jun 3, 2018 • 2 min
If you are pursuing YOUR wants and desires, that is sufficient reason. As an adult, you no longer have to allow yourself to be bullied into justifying your why. —- Support this podcast:
Up Your Average
Jun 2, 2018 • 2 min
Regularly add and delete people from your personal board of advisors, otherwise you’ll stop growing. —- Support this podcast:
Exploiting Leadership
Jun 1, 2018 • 2 min
Effective leadership isn’t a one and done exercise. It is an ongoing process, and could be argued, a lifestyle. Don’t use it as a bluff to sell your stuff. —- Support this podcast:
Every Day is Beautiful
May 31, 2018 • 2 min
Never deny your emotions. Never deny your dreams. Every day is beautiful, no matter how bleak it seems. —- Support this podcast:
Find a Way to Laugh
May 30, 2018 • 1 min
Take yourself lightly and remember, lessons with laughter last longer. —- Support this podcast:
The Myth of Ease
May 20, 2018 • 2 min
Excellent practitioners of any craft make it look easy to the casual observer. —- Support this podcast:
Pricey Mission
May 16, 2018 • 2 min
Very few companies make sure there’s alignment between their words and deeds. Creating a vision mission and values is not an administrative box to check. It’s your culture. —- Support this podcast:
Drafting Your Master Plan:
May 15, 2018 • 16 min
Drafting Your Master Plan: 5 Steps to help you decide what is most important for you to pursue in the next 1, 3, 5 and 10 years. Adapted from a popular workshop, Karl Bimshas walks you through Drafting a Master Plan to build a better year for yourself.…
“Let Me Fail.”
May 10, 2018 • 4 min
You must always allow people to develop and expand their capacity, pursue their interests, and support their dreams. —- Support this podcast:
What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be?
May 6, 2018 • 3 min
Begin to think about the kind of leader you must, intend, want, or need to be. As you think about it, you will demonstrate the attributes you find important. —- Support this podcast:
Your Values Drive Your Behavior
May 6, 2018 • 2 min
When there’s a mismatch between your values and your behavior, you are not being your authentic self and will not reach your optimal potential. —- Support this podcast:
Start with Love
May 5, 2018 • 2 min
When you’re leading, start with love and a generous spirit. —- Support this podcast:
How You Become Successful Matters
May 4, 2018 • 4 min
Success requires achieving the desired result AND helping others along the way. —- Support this podcast:
If You Cannot Listen, You Cannot Lead
May 2, 2018 • 1 min
You would be amazed at what you can learn when you close your mouth and listen. —- Support this podcast:
Raise Your Expectations
May 1, 2018 • 2 min
Don’t lower your expectations to avoid disappointment — it’s demeaning. —- Support this podcast:
Enjoy Leading or Don’t Lead
Apr 23, 2018 • 1 min
Not every day is sunshine and unicorns. Lead anyway. —- Support this podcast:
Simple Rule
Apr 20, 2018 • 2 min
Ask yourself what a lousy leader would do, then make damn sure you don’t do that. —- Support this podcast:
You’ve Got This
Apr 18, 2018 • 2 min
Effective leaders persevere through crisis and stay fixated on their goal, not the path. —- Support this podcast:
Something Missing?
Mar 30, 2018 • 2 min
Things should be going better … but something is missing. Check your leadership. —- Support this podcast:
Sometimes You Are Wrong
Mar 29, 2018 • 2 min
You are not infallible. You make mistakes. It is uncomfortable. You will recover. —- Support this podcast:
Be The Better Option
Mar 28, 2018 • 2 min
You defeat lousy leadership with better leadership. Smug rhetoric and incoherent arguments do not contain better ideas. —- Support this podcast:
You Always Make a Difference
Mar 25, 2018 • 2 min
If you don’t think you do … keep thinking until you find a way you can. Then go do that. Work on your purpose, live your values, and lead well. —- Support this podcast:
Be Ready to Lead
Mar 23, 2018 • 2 min
Leaders lead. No matter the circumstance. Given the opportunity, they take it. —- Support this podcast:
Lugubrious Leadership is Pitiful
Mar 22, 2018 • 2 min
Leadership should be fun. Don’t be dour and sour-faced. —- Support this podcast:
You Have a Voice. Use It.
Mar 21, 2018 • 3 min
Your wants and needs are not less valuable than someone else’s. Leaders don’t get walked over. You have a voice. Use it. You have a preference. Choose it. —- Support this podcast:
Monday Excitement
Mar 19, 2018 • 3 min
If you aren’t excited each Monday, you’re working on the wrong stuff. —- Support this podcast:
Lead People Who Disagree With You
Mar 19, 2018 • 2 min
Leading a group of yes-men isn’t particularly impressive. —- Support this podcast:
How You Doin’?
Mar 17, 2018 • 2 min
When was the last time you asked someone how they were doing? When you start a conversation, ask about them - not you. —- Support this podcast:
What a Great Goal Does
Mar 16, 2018 • 2 min
Stay focused on your purpose, strengthen your skills, grow your confidence, and build your integrity. —- Support this podcast:
Fix It!
Mar 15, 2018 • 2 min
Good leaders know when they’ve screwed up. And the work hard to do something lousy leaders don’t. They fix it. —- Support this podcast:
Head and Heart in Leadership
Mar 13, 2018 • 2 min
If you can’t choose between the head and the heart, pick the heart and trust the head to find a way to figure it out. —- Support this podcast:
Are You Bad for Business?
Mar 11, 2018 • 2 min
This message is for bosses who don’t treat people well. —- Support this podcast:
You Don’t Need Permission to Lead
Mar 11, 2018 • 2 min
You Don’t Need Permission to Lead. You need purpose. Don’t wait … —- Support this podcast:
Start to Give a Damn
Mar 1, 2018 • 2 min
The simplest way to become a better leader. Start to give a damn. —- Support this podcast:
5 Traits of Lousy Executives
Feb 9, 2018 • 5 min
Here are five reasons some lousy leaders don’t put other poor performers on corrective action. Arrogance. Fearfulness. Cluelessness. Negligence. Abdication. Don’t be like them. —- Support this podcast:
Keep Your Standards High
Jan 28, 2018 • 2 min
There’s a lot of things leaders have to do. The effective ones do them, even though they are not easy. —- Support this podcast:
Knowing Your Values
Jan 24, 2018 • 2 min
Values help with decision-making. When you pay attention to your body, you’ll learn when your supporting your goals, and when your sabotaging them. Good leaders aren’t afraid of no. They believe, “It’s better to know no, now.” —- Support this podcast:…
You Can Thank Your Lousy Boss
Jan 17, 2018 • 3 min
You’ve worked for a lousy boss at some point in your career. What have you learned from them? —- Support this podcast:
Try The Daily Focus
Dec 2, 2017 • 1 min
10 Actions, 10 Ideas, 10 Compliments, 10 Gratitudes. Every day. Give it a shot for one week. —- Support this podcast:
Stop Pretending …
Nov 12, 2017 • 5 min
Stop Pretending You Want High Performance. Too often there’s a convergence of lousy leadership and the acceptance of mediocrity. We’ve got to break out of the cycle. Be a better role model. Stop stifling your talents to meet the lowest common denominator.…
Lousy Leadership is Expensive
Nov 6, 2017 • 4 min
The biggest problem with lousy leaders is that they diminish everything they touch, including other leaders. If you agree lousy Leadership is expensive, go on a cost-cutting mission. —- Support this podcast:
You Goofed. Now What?
Oct 28, 2017 • 4 min
Apologizing isn’t weak, unless it’s a weak apology. It this episode, learn the six elements sincere apologies share. Listen for them in others and use them yourself to rebuild after your mistake. —- Support this podcast:…
#MeToo Under Your Watch?
Oct 25, 2017 • 3 min
How many #MeToo Experiences Happened Under Your Watch? If nothing else, the awareness campaign should have opened your eyes to offensive behavior. —- Support this podcast:
Leaders Ask
Oct 24, 2017 • 2 min
Leaders don’t lack uncertainty. That doesn’t immobilize them; it emboldens them. Learn eight tools at their disposal. Adopt their thinking and you can use them too. —- Support this podcast:
Be Less of a Jerk
Oct 13, 2017 • 4 min
That may be the most simplistic leadership advice you’ll ever receive. So why then, is it so hard to achieve? Karl Bimshas walks you through how being a leader with class is a better way to go. —- Support this podcast:
Don’t F.U.D.G.E It
Oct 10, 2017 • 2 min
Fear | Uncertainty | Doubt | Grief | Excuses all strong human tendencies that lousy leaders exploit. There’s a better way. Don’t exploit people and tear them down. Instead, lift them up. —- Support this podcast:
Bring Your Artist to Work
Oct 1, 2017 • 5 min
You probably (hopefully) bring your head and hand to work, but what about your heart? It’s the missing link. Bring your artist to work and challenge the current thinking. —- Support this podcast:
Planning for a Great Team
Sep 30, 2017 • 5 min
In this episode we discuss team and how to plan for a great one ahead of time by outlining a roadmap or charter. —- Support this podcast:
The Leadership Scorecard
Sep 29, 2017 • 5 min
Lousy leadership and effective leadership can be highly subjective. Karl Bimshas Consulting’s Leadership Scorecard brings some objectivity to the mix. —- Support this podcast:
Snakebite and Venom
Sep 27, 2017 • 3 min
In this edition of Reflections on Leadership, Karl Bimshas shares, “Snakebite and Venom” a short story. You are likely one of the characters, but is it the one you want to be? —- Support this podcast:
You’re a Role Model
Sep 13, 2017 • 2 min
You may not know it, like it, or asked for it, but it doesn’t matter. You are someone’s role model. Can you handle it? —- Support this podcast:
Build Your Gratitude Muscles
Sep 12, 2017 • 2 min
Effective leaders understand and demonstrate gratitude. If you’ve become flabby in that department, it’s time to go on an appreciation rampage. #gratitude #leadership —- Support this podcast:
Add SPICE to Your Decisions
Sep 9, 2017 • 3 min
Not everyone can make decisions easily or that make sense. Use the SPICE method to increase your odds. Download other leadership tools from Karl Bimshas Consulting at —- Support this podcast:…
You Might Be A Lousy Leader
Sep 8, 2017 • 3 min
Habits can help make you happy but bad habits could make you a lousy leader. Check out our Flipboard magazine, “Reflections on Leadership” for more articles to help you lead well —- Support this podcast:…
The Three Legged Stool
Sep 6, 2017 • 2 min
As leader of any kind of organization there are three areas you need to keep your attention on. Customer Satisfaction, Employee Satisfaction, and Profitable Revenue Growth. Neglect one and you wobble —- Support this podcast:…
Plan Do Socialize Recharge
Sep 5, 2017 • 3 min
Have a lingering problem? You have four options; Plan, Do, Socialize, or Recharge. Two of them you’ve never considered before. Give one a try. —- Support this podcast:
18 Lame Excuses
Sep 4, 2017 • 4 min
18 Lame Excuses we tell ourselves to keep us from trying something new with non-nonsense remedies to get you to take action instead. —- Support this podcast:
Goal size doesn’t matter.
Sep 3, 2017 • 4 min
Goal Size Doesn’t Matter. If you’re not going to work on it, the size of your goal is irrelevant. If you want to achieve it, you’ve got to put in the effort. —- Support this podcast:
Have A POV and act on purpose
Sep 2, 2017 • 4 min
Have a Point of View and Act on Purpose. —- Support this podcast:
6 Words of Advice for Writers
Sep 1, 2017 • 4 min
In this Reflections on Leadership, Karl Bimshas shares his six words of Advice for Writers (and leaders) —- Support this podcast:
Help Others Who Are Lost
Aug 31, 2017 • 2 min
A quick reminder: As a leader, make it a point to help others who are lost. —- Support this podcast:
Get Your Ships Together!
Aug 30, 2017 • 5 min
Get Your Ships Together! —- Support this podcast: