A Leader’s Read on Chapters

In some parts of the world, Chapters is the name of a book store. In a book like Contagious Leadership, chapters are the vehicles to share ten steps for transition from manager to leader. In life, chapters are phases or sections of growth and development. These chapters often have a beginning and end, markers of

The Founding Fathers: Leaders Like No Other

On this historical holiday of Independence Day for the United States of America, a look back tells us a bit about the leadership of then and today. Our founding fathers being those leaders at the time of the formation of this great nation. These leaders included George Washington, John, Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, James

Powerful Points That Prove Patience is a Problem

Slow down. Breathe. Be patient. Take it easy. Relax! If you’ve heard those words often, you’ve also probably heard the encouragement to avoid burnout. You’ve also likely found yourself getting stressed out at the very mention of such words that imply slowing down is better than being a speed demon. Well yes, if you’re driving

3 Fascinating Facets of Leadership Communication

Communication. A fundamental, unavoidable element of any leader’s day and yet something that so infrequently occurs in the way we think. A leader says one thing. An employee hears another. There’s no absence of hearing, but a questionable presence of listening. There’s no absence of saying what one means, but a question of clarity for

Why Top Performers Can Prevent Profit

If you’re not prepared to keep them challenged or forgive when they go off the reservation, your top performers and high achievers could prevent profit. It happens when the amount of time, drain, energy and effort they take to manage, costs more than their results producing advantage. Is your top performer creating more problems than

Leading and Leaping Invisible Barriers

Just what is it that keeps you from what you really want? Simply said, they’re called barriers. Some might say beliefs, some say skills, and still more might say luck or opportunities. Leaders have all three at times. However, the biggest barriers are often completely unreal, made up, or even fictitious and exist, in truth,

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