Category Archives: Leadership

Why Leadership is Essential for Success

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Why Leadership Training is Essential for Success

With noble intentions, organizations in the United States spend nearly $200 billion dollars on leadership training. And I’m sorry. Whenever I hear the word “training”, I think of monkeys. Or sea lions at Sea World spinning balls on their noses.

Can leaders even be trained? The jury’s still out on that one. Some declare that leaders are born; and just as many say that leaders can be made. Continue Reading

Why Effective Leaders Listen

I Hear What You’re Saying, but…: You’ve been working on a proposal for weeks about an idea you have for your organization. The day has finally come. You’re in the Board room, seated in front of the Executive Team, presenting your PowerPoint slides in a most professional manner. Talking the members of the team through… Continue Reading

Real Leaders Cry

“Just hold it together, Susan; just keep it together.” I can’t tell you how many times I have said these very words to myself over the past 18 months, the most recent being a few short days ago. I was driving my youngest daughter to the airport; it was Christmas Eve. This was going to… Continue Reading

Leading is Serving

    Making my way home from a business trip to Houston, waiting for my flight to board, I busied myself by researching some articles on leadership. Hobby Airport was busier than I have ever seen it – thousands of people bustling around, standing in long lines, even running to catch flights, carrying bags full… Continue Reading

Thinking About Leadership

Someone recently commented that the definition of Leadership is a murky place, I smiled as I thought about what she’d just said, and she’s right it is a murky place. Today there are thousands of coaches and agencies selling their expertise in Leadership and becoming a Leader, yet the field is more like a witch’s… Continue Reading