8 Ways the Best Leaders Coach Their Teams

Aside from accountability, I think coaching may be one of the most misunderstood words in the leadership lexicon. (Let’s be real. It’s been hijacked and given a negative connotation by some bosses out there who’ve decided to hide behind the word in order to do any number of things to people up to and including[…]

Humble Leaders Do These Things

If you’ve read this blog any length of time, heard me speak, been involved in any of my leadership development programs, or certainly if we’ve worked together in a coaching or consulting context, you know how huge I think vulnerability is as it relates to leadership, culture, and just being a human being. One huge[…]

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13 Questions to Increase Your Self-Awareness

Often, when I’m giving a talk at a conference or working with a team, the issue of self-awareness comes up. It’s something that’s central to servant leadership and foundational to so many other critical leadership competencies. But it can also seem a bit elusive, and so sometimes, someone will say something like this to me: “I’m[…]

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7 Indispensable Secrets to Becoming a Better Listener

Remember when you were a kid, and you had a knock-down, blow-out fight with your parents? It could have been about anything, really; and chances are it was about something that, in retrospect, was moronic on your part (or was it just me?). A common refrain, though, in the aftermath and while debriefing your friends[…]

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