Leadership

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Energy is your most crucial asset. What makes it especially important for leaders is that it dictates how you can deploy your other leadership assets. Your intellect, your attention, your sensitivity, your ability to listen and understand, your patience… these are all subject to your energy level. It could be said that personal energy is […]

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All of us have heard this statement at some point, and it turns out to be true. A recent Gallup survey showed that just over 50% of employees who have quit their job have done so to get away from their bosses. Another study concluded in 2016, put the number right at 75%. That’s a […]

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There have been hundreds of books, blogs, and articles written about how to gain influence as a leader over the years. The book that is generally regarded as the first leadership book ever written, The Art of War written by Sun Tzu well over 2000 years ago, was focused on this subject. Thousands of leadership books later, […]

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The objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.  Jim Rohn There is no shortage of information on how to be an effective leader. Anyone who is interested in being a successful leader or manager can keep […]

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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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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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1. Leadership is influence. Exceptional leaders influence decisions, enthusiasm, actions, possibilities, confidence, beliefs, direction, and culture. Influence is what an exceptional leader does, and it shows up in myriad ways. The tactics can and will change; the definition will not. 2. Leadership is not a talent. Leadership is a skill and a craft. It can […]

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The highly anticipated What Exceptional Leaders Know by Tracy Spears & Wally Schmader is now available for purchase through Amazon.com and other booksellers. Here is a summary of seven of the important themes found throughout the book. Exceptional Leaders know that leadership is influence. When you boil down everything a leader can do to succeed […]

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