What Every Leader Must Own

I’m a leader who believes wholeheartedly in delegating – not in an effort to get rid of work but to give our teammates the opportunity to grow, to take on increased responsibilities and to allow us to focus on the big picture.

However, there are some things a leader never delegates. We never delegate the ultimate responsibility of our position in leading the team. (more…)

Do fair environments breed fair performance?

Something that is “fair” usually means it’s not bad or unacceptable, but it’s also not great. It’s uninspiring and blah. Think about what it means when “fair” is the answer to these questions:

How do you feel today? Fair.

How are your grades at school? Fair.

How did you do in the game? Fair.

How did you perform at the office today? Fair.

How does your boss feel you are doing? Fair.

Should we consider “fair” as acceptable? No, of course not! Yet, as a leader, how do I treat everyone fairly without promoting fair performance? Should I treat and reward my high performing employees the same as those who under perform? (more…)