The Modern Leader

The Modern Leader

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The True Value of Vision
Jan 26, 2015 • 6 min
Many organizations and leaders have vision and values, but only in the best does that vision truly galvanize people and result in better performance. Why? Because often that vision either is not compelling enough, or leaders fail to act consistently wi…
When Risk Makes Sense
Jan 23, 2015 • 6 min
To think it’s possible to live a risk free life, let alone have a risk free career, is to be like an ostrich with one’s head in the sand. So a couple questions – Are you playing it too safe and getting nowhere fast? Are you stuck in the comfort zone ho…
Be Accountable - Be Happy
Dec 18, 2014 • 5 min
A recent survey indicated that just one-fifth of employees reported feeling strongly valued at work. And like many similar articles over the years, the underlying suggestion is that employee happiness is the responsibility of companies and their manage…
Making Your Team More Accountable
Dec 3, 2014 • 4 min
Responsibility and accountability are aspects of ownership. Only those who feel a true sense of ownership in their organizations will be sincerely responsible and accountable for their actions
The Accountability Question
Nov 26, 2014 • 7 min
Even the healthiest of teams experience failure - the problem is that many leaders do not know how to talk about team failures and resolve them.
Playing Well in the Sandbox
Nov 9, 2014 • 5 min
We’ve always been told that we need to learn to play well with others - right? But do we really know why it is so important to our careers?
Leadership Lessons from the Global Warming Debate
Nov 9, 2014 • 6 min
We have all been asked at one time or another, to make a critical decision as to whether or not the ends justify the means. As with the global warming debate, transformational leaders need to care as much about how they accomplish their appointed tasks…
When Mentors are Missing
Oct 30, 2014 • 6 min
What if a mentor cannot be found? When mentors prove impossible to find, you need to find ways to adapt and reinvent yourself
Criticism Used Right
Oct 19, 2014 • 5 min
Criticism is not always a bad thing. In fact, done constructively, it can produce positive changes in people, resulting in their personal and professional growth.
Leadership That Adapts
Oct 11, 2014 • 5 min
Much has been said about leadership styles - in the end, the best style is the one your team will respond to!