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  I recently traveled to Copenhagen as a speaker for the Signature Leaders program.  One of the best parts of the meeting for me was listening to the many things the speaker panel had to say about their biggest leadership lessons. Here are a few of the highlights when asked about the biggest lessons each […]

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Unconscious bias…and the effect it has on teams and organizations…is one of the most serious leadership challenges today. There are lots of reason for this, but let’s start with the most obvious one; that any business risk that is not conscious or immediately understood is daunting. Let’s start by getting on the same page with […]

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Are you in a company that has gotten so entrenched in metrics and EBITDA that your people are wondering if they really matter? Do you need a reboot? Or a “wipe the slate clean” so you can erase the negative energy and begin again? Of course we all have to focus on the profitability of our […]

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My guess, it’s probably not something that you think about until it’s so low you can’t stand being around anyone. Are you more or less in tune with the employee experience at your company than you were 5-10 years ago? If you’re not as concerned, is it because unemployment is high and more qualified candidates are […]

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You know exactly who I’m talking about. The moment you read the title, someone popped into your mind. You are reading this because you want to know the secret to dealing with the drama queens, the know-it-alls, the never-on-times, the tattle-tales, the that’s-the-way-we’ve-always- done-its, the…blah, blah, blahs. Here is the first question to begin with…What do they […]

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It doesn’t matter how smart you are, how many policies you have implemented, how many people you have helped, or how amazing you think you are doing, if no one perceives it as so. The people you lead will ultimately be part of defining your success in any leadership role. During a recent interview with […]

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I’m a list maker. I love lists and I love to mark things off of the list when I complete them. If I do something not even on the list, I’ll write it on the list just so I can mark it off. I also hate the list. The list never ends. I feel strangled […]

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8 Mistakes You Need To Leave Behind In 2017 by Gwen Moran Fast Company | Dec 31, 2016 When you ring in the new year, leave behind these common mistakes that may be holding you back. Whether you saw 2016 as a time to celebrate or an enormous dumpster fire, there’s something thrilling about the […]

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There are many things that leaders strive to do and be. Here are 5 things that we… at the Exceptional Leaders Lab… believe are the cornerstones for effective leaders. 1. Purposeful Self Improvement. Leadership is a skill. One of the biggest misconceptions about leadership is that it is an innate quality. Nothing could be further […]

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If you’ve been at the same company for a long time and are leading a new team…..OR….if you are brand new to leadership, these are the questions you need to identify, understand, and leverage during your transition. 1. Where is my upside? -Undeveloped talent -Offices, departments, or divisions trending poorly -Market opportunities -People who may […]

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