12 Ways to Build Leadership Credibility

Leadership credibility is a pretty big deal. (Your line here: “Thanks, Captain Obvious.“) And just so we’re all on the same page, given our recent emphasis on words meaning things, when we say credibility, we’re talking about the quality of someone being believable, worthy of trust, or dependable. The thing with credibility, of course, is that[…]

The Difference Between Decisive and Dictatorial Leadership

As a logophile, one of the things I love about words is that — get this — they mean things. Profound, I know. I’ll give you a moment to recover from that. OK, now that you’ve caught your breath after that devastatingly insightful opening thought, let’s continue. (And yes, I’m saying that with my tongue planted firmly[…]

6 Things the Best Leaders Know About Accountability

If there are two words in the leadership and management arena that are more misunderstood and abused than accountability and coaching, I’d be interested in hearing them. Coaching and accountability. Accountability and coaching. Like peas and carrots. Or maybe more like liver and onions. Heck, it may conjure sensations more akin to a colonoscopy, depending[…]

5 MORE Reasons Your New Hires Won’t Last

Yesterday, we talked through five reasons your new hires won’t last. Continuing on in that vein today, here are five more reasons (we’ll number them 6 – 10, just to make it easier). Fasten your seatbelts; it’s going to be another bumpy ride. 6. Orientation and onboarding are largely reduced to a review of relevant policies[…]

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