Of all the habits I’ve observed, listening is one of the most valuable skills of a masterful leader, along with simply being quiet. Breakthroughs at meetings cannot occur if a...

When one of the youngest major restaurant CEOs in history takes the value of a brand from $9 billion to $27 billion, we all want to know his leadership secrets. Daniel...

Great leaders strive to create an environment where people frequently smile, exhibit happiness, and show an abundance of energy. An environment where any redundancy, waste, and abuse that may exist...

I have been a Pilates devotee for years, but from trapeze flying to aerial yoga I’ve yet to meet a challenge I wasn’t willing to try at least once. Lately,...

Recently I had the opportunity to speak to a group of emerging leaders at the American Society of Naval Engineers Technology, Systems, and Ships Conference. I enjoyed talking with them...

Leadership involves not just the decision to change but, more important, a commitment to evolve. It’s a state of being aware, awake, and alert. It’s about vigilance. Evolution is not...

Effective leaders strive to better understand everybody’s work experience and their individual goals. Effective leaders also value each person’s talent and experience and what he or she has to offer...

One of the most important decisions we make is choosing how we handle stress. We are surrounded by stress. In fact, we’re struggling to survive in the midst of a...

Research and evidence demonstrate the many benefits of reading, especially for those who lead others. According to Harvard Business Review: “Evidence suggests reading can improve intelligence and lead to innovation and...

We’ve covered imagining what others don’t and managing stress and time as foundational cornerstones of leadership. Another important element of transformational leadership is to inspire everyone to get involved. Start...

In my last post we discussed imagining what others don’t as a  foundational cornerstone of leadership. Another important cornerstone is managing stress and time. Despite difficult pressures, effective leaders remain focused,...

Leaders who achieve meaningful success do three things: Imagine what others don’t Manage stress, time, and data Inspire and encourage others   These three foundational cornerstones can help you to energize your workforce and to...

Something we can count on when we’re part of a transformation is that we will feel fear. Fear is a natural response to letting go of familiar things and trying...

In one study that used information from the Corporate Leadership Council, engagement was defined as “the extent to which employees commit to something or someone in their organization, how hard...

Effective leaders must know how to exercise fairness and justice by taking actions to create perceptions of fairness and justice throughout the workplace. With this knowledge, leaders can manage procedures...

Leadership is about the choice to be authentic. Popping a pill to temporarily relieve a symptom is easier than working to create holistic health. It’s the same with leadership: Unless...

With the 2016 Summer Olympics in full swing, we’re all watching in awe at the power and skill of the Olympic athletes as they compete on the world stage. The...