Integrity is the cornerstone of leadership because doing the right thing isn’t always easy but it builds trust and strengthens relationships.
There are many qualities that top athletes and top business leaders share. Top leaders can agree that knowledge and a certain level of talent are essential, but it takes more than that. My seven winning approaches to leadership describe what to do but most importantly what to avoid. These principles were developed from lessons learned as a two-time Olympic athlete and as a winning coach.
You have heard the quote: “That is why you are getting paid the big bucks.” Leaders often receive this answer when they complain about challenging decisions as if getting paid more money makes the ethical dilemma easier. Last week, when speaking on the social media platform, Club House, I heard an interesting idea around ethical … Read more
GAINING POWER CAN LEAD TO LOSING VALUES In the past few weeks, we have witnessed government leaders who have lied, betrayed, and twisted the truth for their own gain. I would love to say that this is the first time I have witnessed such behavior, but it is not, … Read more
You cannot be an effective leader if you are dysfunctional everyplace else. When I was growing up, my coaches told me, “Leave your problems at the door.” No matter how much I wanted to please my coaches, I could not detach part of me and take the rest of me to practice. Believing you can … Read more
DIFFERENT COMMUNICATION STYLES Let us acknowledge that women and men are different physically and emotionally, which is why they tend to lead in different manners. While nothing is absolute, there are definite tendencies according to gender. Men and women who have invested in personal development flatten the curve. The primary reason men communicate is to … Read more
What will our new normal look like? While we all love to get back to what we know, our world has changed, and it will not be the same. Which direction we will go is uncertain, but a group at Deliotte Consulting and Salesforce theorized four predictions. Our health care and political systems mount increasingly … Read more
During this time of heavy lay-offs where CEO’s are having to make tough emotional decisions about who remains with a paycheck and who must be let go, how do CEO’s cope with the stress? Every decision that a CEO makes during this economic downturn affects company dynamics, people, families, and communities. The health of a … Read more
“The contrasts in your life are meant to magnify you, not extinguish you.” -Sherry Winn How many times has it taken a monumental event to wake you up—to move you forward, to shake you out of your funk, to help you realize your inner winner? Most people need a shove to move forward. You get in … Read more