Why Connection Matters for Leaders

According to Wikipedia, connection is “a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else.” This directly relates to a fundamental leadership skill:  the ability to connect. Everything a leader does, requires connection. Vision, strategy and execution require connection.  Getting things done through people requires connection. Leaders are able […]

What Can You Use This Leadership Moment to Do Differently?

I’ve been reflective these past two weeks on the massive response to the brutal killing of George Floyd. As a boomer, it feels as if we are re-living the same civil rights struggles from the 1960’s. Has so little progressed in the last fifty years in the march forward towards equality and justice for all? I’ve been reading, […]

Technology and Leadership: The Missing Connection

Technology is one of the greatest additions to our modern lives.  Yet the way we use it and engage with it, may not necessarily be helping with our leadership effectiveness.  Sure, we are more ostensibly connected-never far away from our phones, tablets and laptops.  Yet proximity does not a connection make.  I would argue that […]

What’s Your Leadership Return?

This week’s Step Up Leader Tips borrows from Leading Blog’s “Return on Character” post. We live in an age where wisdom is only wisdom if it is supported by numbers. There are two obvious problems with this. First, we miss a lot because we are looking for immediate return. And so it puts our focus on […]