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How Leaders Add Value to People

Some years ago I worked with a client who wanted as his legacy that he added value to people. We spent half a day at my office brainstorming what that would look like and how to do it. Eventually we determined 27 actions he could take. I wonder how many of us are...

3 Better Questions than “Do You Know How to Lead?”

Many years ago our family hosted a foreign exchange student. On her application, she said she knew how to drive a car. That was important to us as she’d help shuttle our two young boys to school and other events in exchange for her living expenses.What we...

24 Strategies for Leaders

What do you think is the essence of leadership? What are foundational strategies for learning to lead or lead better? After more than 30 years in leadership development, I’ve focused my clients on the irreducible minimums: the most important actions that improve...

You Really Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader

Do you aspire to lead—to make a positive difference in the world? If so, don’t worry about whether or not you have a title. Although much is sometimes made of a person’s title, the reality is that little actual power exists in a title alone.  An article in The New...