Giving Each Other Freedom AND Holding Each Other Responsible

Giving Each Other Freedom AND Holding Each Other Responsible As a busy leader, we understand how hard it can be to find the time to develop your team.  This is why each month we provide you with team-building ideas that are easy to deliver and proven to be effective.  Enjoy! Team-Building Activity Giving Each Other […]

A Leader’s Guide to a Thriving Holiday Season

A Leader’s Guide to a Thriving Holiday Season The key to thriving this holiday season is to recognize the 12 tensions that are likely to pop-up around this busy time of the year. Leaders and teams are often in a tug-of-war, facing competing demands such as planning vs. action, structure vs. flexibility, change vs. stability, […]

3 Tips on Hiring The Right Keynote Speaker For Your Event

3 Tips on Hiring The Right Keynote Speaker For Your Event You’re a professional event planner who has successfully planned and executed numerous large-scale events. You want this next one to be no exception and the stakes are as high as ever – especially when it comes to finding the right keynote speaker. The problem […]

The Reason Why Most Team Building Workshops Don’t Work

The Reason Why Most Team Building Workshops Don’t Work   Picture this… You are participating in a team building workshop and the facilitator challenges your group to get from one side of the conference room to the other, but no one can touch the floor along the way.  You can only stand on a small […]

How to Have a Win/Win Conversation When You Don’t See Eye-To-Eye

How to Have a Win/Win Conversation When You Don’t See Eye-To-Eye Have you ever been stuck in a tug-of-war conversation?  Maybe it was a disagreement regarding a change taking place at work, a difficult decision that had to be made, or a difference in political viewpoints.  Like the schoolyard game, a tug-of-war conversation feels like […]

A Very Exciting Announcement

A Very Exciting Announcement Our name, Leaders for Leaders, reflects our mission to pursue both profit AND purpose.  This means that 10% of our yearly profit is invested in the development of young leaders – aspiring difference makers who face economic challenges that are holding them back from realizing their full potential. This part of […]

Why Either/Or Thinking is Sabotaging Your Leadership

Why Either/Or Thinking is Sabotaging Your Leadership I blame my parents!  Don’t get me wrong, they had my best interests in mind.  Little did they know, however, that their nurturing, guidance and teaching would sabotage me as a leader. It started before I was even one year old when I was taught what was “safe” […]

Managing Tensions as a New Manager

Managing Tensions as a New Manager Have you ever heard a senior leader say this before: “I can’t believe how much that person is struggling since I put them in a leadership role, they seemed to have management-material written all over them.” Or have you ever heard a person who is relatively new to management […]

5 Ways to Make Sure Summer Vacations Don’t Kill Team Productivity

5 Ways to Make Sure Summer Vacations Don’t Kill Team Productivity It’s the time of year when we try to make the most of the precious 8 weeks of summer. As a leader, it’s easy to treat summer as something to coast through until the busy fall season arrives, given so many schedules are off […]

How to Focus on the Team AND the Individual

How to Focus on the Team AND the Individual As an effective and caring leader, you want to engage, recognize, and reward your people in the best way possible.  The problem is that it can be difficult to know whether it’s best to do this by focusing on the team or by focusing on the individuals within the team.  This […]