Why is Accountability in Leadership Important?

I have mentioned before I love baseball. I have been an Atlanta Braves fan since the late 80’s and even had a chance to try out for the team in 1991. In an earlier post I talked about integrity in light of the Houston Astros sign stealing scandal. Today, Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner RobContinue reading “Why is Accountability in Leadership Important?”

How does a crisis help develop leadership?

I live in the Nashville, TN area, which was struck by a devastating tornado earlier this week. 25 people lost their lives and numerous structures were destroyed, or severely damaged. Nashville has dealt with tornados before and a severe flood, so it’s no stranger to nature’s destructive side. What is amazing is how quickly communitiesContinue reading “How does a crisis help develop leadership?”

What can we learn about leadership from Star-Lord?

This is the next article in a series based on my favorite sci-fi movies. Star-Lord, a.k.a. Peter Quill, is another character from Guardians of the Galaxy (GotG). Previously I wrote on Rocket Raccoon, who actually gets into a competition, with Peter, about who is the true leader of the crew. Like a lot of characters,Continue reading “What can we learn about leadership from Star-Lord?”

What is your company doing about its leadership crisis?

You’re probably thinking your company doesn’t have a leadership crisis, especially if you’re a leader. If your company, or team, isn’t currently developing the next generation of leaders, congratulations you have a leadership crisis! The good news is now is the right time to do something about it. Before I go too far, let’s acknowledgeContinue reading “What is your company doing about its leadership crisis?”

What can we learn about leadership from Spider-man?

In Spider-man: Far From Home, Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-man, is struggling with the loss of his mentor, Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man. Tony was one of the main, although somewhat unconventional, leaders of the Avengers. Peter is torn between the desire to just be a teenager and the pressure he feels to take Tony’s place.Continue reading “What can we learn about leadership from Spider-man?”

What is the best way to lead someone who doesn’t accept feedback?

Let’s face it, many people aren’t the type to take constructive feedback, no matter how good your intentions might be. It usually doesn’t happen enough that they are used to the idea, and most people aren’t good at delivering feedback, in a way that doesn’t seem like an attack. So what do you do whenContinue reading “What is the best way to lead someone who doesn’t accept feedback?”

What can we learn about leadership from Jyn Erso?

This is the second in a series of posts focused on leadership and how it relates to characters in some of my favorite sci-fi movies. Jyn Erso may not be a character you are familiar with, unless you are a Star Wars nerd, like me. Jyn is one of the main characters in the movieContinue reading “What can we learn about leadership from Jyn Erso?”

What can we learn about leadership from Rocket Raccoon?

This will be the first in a series of posts focused on leadership and how it relates to characters in some of my favorite sci-fi movies. As an IT nerd, I can consider movie watching as research now, so don’t judge me! Rocket Raccoon is more recently know for his role in the Guardians ofContinue reading “What can we learn about leadership from Rocket Raccoon?”

What are you reading to help develop your leadership?

My friend Jeff Brown has a podcast called the Read to Lead podcast. We both believe reading is an essential path to becoming a better leader. In fact, the tagline for Jeff’s podcast is “Leaders Read and Readers Lead.” I am an avid reader myself – you might even say I have a book addiction,Continue reading “What are you reading to help develop your leadership?”