Lead People – Not Paper

Administrative | Leading Teams The Basic Question Every leader should ask themselves a basic question: “Do I care about people.” Let’s be honest – if the answer is no, then get out of the leadership business. But, if the answer is yes (which we hope is the case) then...

Leverage Others

Leading Teams | Learn from Others | Team Leaders247 Founder Gordon Whitehead interviewed Niel Nickolaisen the Chief Technology Officer for O.C. TANNER. In this segment of the interview, Niel shared the importance of leveraging the talents and wisdom of those around...

Meet Face-to-Face

Conflict | Managing Stress | Stress | Team | Team Conflict Regardless of the conflict, it may be tempting to try to work through email, text, or even through third parties. In this video, Leaders247 Founder Gordon Whitehead emphasizes the need for us to get into the...

Learn from Failure

Humility | Self-Aware | Trust Kevin Crandall is a highly experienced and successful leader. In this segment of our interview with him he shares two key principles: We need to be alert to blind spots in our leadership that may lead to mistakes or even failure.  We need...

Fix Mistakes Quickly

Apologize | Honesty | Trust In this video, Leaders247 Founder Gordon Whitehead shares a scenario where he had to use an unconventional approach to fix a mistake that occurred in the heat of the moment. Ask a...

The Corporate Apology

Apologize | Honesty | Transparency | Trust Apology Model At some point in your career, something will go wrong. When that moment happens, the way you deal with it will make all the difference. Your reaction will set the tone for everyone around you, including the...

Achieve Goals by Developing Habits

Goals | Productivity Habits are Key to Achieving Goals “If you want to really change your life you have  to do something that alters your daily habits.” George Raveling Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Goal setting and goal achieving are essential parts of being a...

How to Delegate

Delegating | Tools for Leaders If You Are Overwhelmed as a Leader – Work on Delegating One of the most common problems a new leader faces is that they quickly become overwhelmed with their new responsibility for the workload of the organization combined with...

Reverse Delegation

Bad Boss | Delegating | Trust When Your Boss Doesn’t Delegate to You – Use Reverse Delegation When the boss doesn’t seem to be able to delegate, our advice is to be patient. When we have a boss who doesn’t seem to understand how to delegate the...

Empowerment

Empowering The Recipe for Empowering Others Empowerment is a simple formula: Authority + Resources. If a leader tells someone they are empowered but they do not give them those two elements, they are misleading their people and laying a foundation for discouragement...

15-Minutes of Power

Planning | Productivity Get Your Most Important Work Done Many leaders and knowledge workers have difficulty getting to the most important work – the work that creates real value in their life and the organization. Instead they are bogged down with emails,...

360 Transparency

Bad Boss | Delegating | Empowering | Trust A Story of Common Confusion Hello Grace, good morning. Good morning Ralph. Grace, I have something I need you to do – we have this new product hitting the market as you know. Marketing is pushing us to get the customer...

Dealing with Difficult People

Firing Working With Challenging Employees Dan Springer, CEO of Responsys, speaks with graduate students at Stanford about dealing with difficult people. He shares an interesting view – one that most of us will recognize from experience. Many leadership courses begin...

Are You a Trusted Leader with Social Capital?

Social Capital | Trust Social Capital – A Principle with Action An important measure of the level of trust others have in you is reflected in your social capital. Social capital is a power currency of influence. Individuals with high degrees of social capital...