This Coach Tells You What All Great Leaders Know

As Andy Williams crooned, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” No, I’m not talking about Christmas. I’m talking about March Madness! I’m a big fan of college basketball and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is like Christmas in March. There are always underdogs upsetting the established favorites and feel-good stories of players overcoming…

4 Ways Leaders Can Build a Culture of Trust & Openness

In today’s fast-paced, globally connected world in which we live, an organization’s successes and failures can be tweeted across the internet in a matter of seconds. A knee jerk reaction of many organizational leaders is to clamp down on the amount of information shared internally, with hopes of minimizing risk to the organization. Many times…

Blanchard’s Top 5 Most Shared Posts

The best way to tell if your advice is useful is to look at how often people share it with others. Here’s LeaderChat’s most shared blog posts via LinkedIn. The most shared topics include coaching tips for leaders, biggest mistakes, and “the #1 thing I’d wish I known before becoming a manager.” A great cross section…

3 Warning Signs You’re Leading on Autopilot

I often find myself driving my car on auto-pilot. No, my car doesn’t actually have autopilot, or “driver assist,” but I’ll find myself mentally on autopilot. Since the vast majority of time when I drive I’m traveling the familiar journey to and from work, I’ll sometimes mindlessly start driving the same route even when I’m…

4 Keys to Winning Gold in the Leadership Olympics

August 5th is the opening of the 31st modern Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 10,000 athletes from 206 countries will compete in 42 different sports, and for many of them, it will be the penultimate event of their athletic careers. The Olympic Games marks the culmination of years of hard work for the competitors,…

Ethical Behavior in Leadership

“Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one is watching – even when doing the wrong thing is legal”. – Aldo Leopold * * * Ethical adjective Avoiding activities or organizations that do harm to people or the environment. * * * Examples of non-ethical behavior in business and leadership are all around…

Emotional Technology: Innovations That Could Change Leaders

There’s currently some fantastic technology out there, from wearables and self-lacing shoes (yes, like the ones in Back to the Future) to VR and spectacular advances in science that will someday make it to consumer products. But what about beyond the current advances? And what about tech that can help us become better leaders? Currently,…