Are You Using the Sink or Swim Approach to Developing Leaders?

Of course everyone will respond “no” to this question but the truth is that it happens more often than you think. In many cases when a new supervisor steps into their first formal leadership role there may be all kinds of issues lurking that require his or her attention.  There could be a discipline issue, an FMLA case, grievances to address, teamwork dysfunction, disgruntled employees, etc.  Read More …

The Most Powerful Trait of a Great Leader

In reading hundreds of books and articles that describe the characteristics of great leaders, it is common to find traits related to vision, courage, accountability, communication, inspiration, trustworthy, results oriented, team builder, etc. But seldom do I see what I believe is the most powerful trait of a great leader.  They Care. Great leaders genuinely care about their company, their Read More …