[caption id="attachment_4507" align="alignleft" width="300"] Great leaders can adapt their behavior to be effective with almost anyone.[/caption] Each of us comes with some learned or comfortable modes of operating, which shapes our leadership style.  Some of us prefer to think out loud, and others prefer not to...

The Fearless Organization is built on three fundamentals:  Fearless Leadership, Dynamic Strategy and a Thriving Culture. Where building Fearless Leadership works on the individual and their influence on success, and Dynamic Strategy was about keeping everyone on target while learning and remaining flexible,  today we're...

When is the last time you worked on your strategic plan?  Most people have to think about this.  If you've done one in the last year, you are among the few that actively devote time to this activity, and at some level, you know that...

Who do you think of as a leader? What makes them a leader?  How do you differentiate good leaders from great ones? We define leadership as the ability to motivate oneself and others to take positive action toward a goal.  Note that we start with motivating...

When you see a report card from school with 1 A+, 2 As, 2 Bs and a C, what are you drawn to comment on?  For most of us, the answer is "Why did you get a C?" We may comment on the A+ in passing, but it is often glossed over as an area we don't need to worry about, rather than one in which that student might really build some outstanding strengths. What about a performance review or a survey on your presentation or reviews of a paper you wrote?  What sticks with you?  Research shows that the negative or critical information is where we tend to focus our attention and is what sticks in our minds. This focus on "problems" or weaknesses is called negativity bias, and it's a