Podcast – Breaking The Rules – Tom Ziglar

Many of us grow up with expectations.  I’m not referring to what WE expect.  I’m talking about the expectations that are placed on us.  We are given names when we are born and we are EXPECTED to respond when that name is called.  We are sent to school and EXPECTED to pay attention and get…

5 Ways To Gain Trust As A Leader

I was leading one team and she was leading the other. We functioned a bit differently but come game time, we had to work together. She led her team but with the way that things were set up, she and her team had to follow my lead. It was a tough situation because I was…

How To Become A Confident Leader

Can you imagine Alexander the Great or Napoleon Bonaparte as insecure leaders? Can you imagine them trying to rally troops and yet being hesitant in the calls they had to make? In the heat of battle? What would it be like if a president appeared unsure or said, “I don’t know” a lot during his/her…

6 Questions Leaders Must Ask Themselves Daily

True leadership calls for constant self-evaluation. But, I’d be willing to bet that a majority of leaders don’t self-evaluate. At least, they don’t do it often enough. Sure, they do it at the end of every quarter or every year when it’s time to turn in reports on company or organizational health. But, they don’t…

Who Says You’re a Good Leader?

It was the 90’s and this was my first supervisory position. I was tasked with leading 15 staff, serving 70+ clients for a 2 million+ services contract. I’d been a leader in college but this was the first leadership position of my professional life. Truth be told, in my previous job, I’d been caught sleeping…