My Leadership Challenge For You

Here's my challenge to all leaders in 2013:

WHO will you be?

It's a great time of the year for all of us to reflect on where we've been and where we want to go. The trap that most leaders fall into is that they often reflect on the WHAT and the HOW without considering WHO they are as leaders.  For example, they ask -   WHAT do I want to accomplish this year? WHAT are my goals? And, HOW will I achieve those goals?

Leadership and General Petraeus

I received the following email from a participant in a recent leadership development program.

Veteran's Day Represents the Best of Leadership

Veteran's Day to me represents the best of what leadership is truly about...

Leadership Behaviors and Characteristics

We just completed a three-month leadership training and development program with a client in Colorado. During one of our sessions together, the participants identified leadership behaviors and characteristics of leaders in their lives who have made the biggest impact. 

Take a look at see how you stack up. 

Tension Between Micromanagement and Accountability

In several of my recent team building and leadership development programs, I've noticed a tension between accountability and micromanagement.

On one hand the leader believes he is holding his team members accountable, and on the other hand team members see the leader as micromanaging.

Ignite! in Training Magazine

Leadership training book, Colorado

We are very excited to announce that an excerpt of Sal Silvester's newest book Ignite! The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders has been published in Training Magazine. It's a great summary of the book, and you can check it out here: 

http://trainingmag.com/content/4-essential-rules-emerging-leaders

Victims, Persecutors, and Rescuers

The Rescuer

"It's faster to do it myself than to delegate it to others..." or "If I want it done right, I'm the one who has to do it..." or "Let me do this for you..."
These are the words of the Rescuer - the person, or in this case the leader, who solves problems for others that they should solve for themselves.

The Victim

Are Leaders Born?

“Are leaders born?”

This is an interesting question that I am often asked in the leadership development programs we run at 5.12 Solutions.

We believe that leadership isn’t about being charismatic and it’s not about some magical qualities that are bestowed upon you at birth. And you don’t have to go through special forces training as a rite of passage. Leadership is about employing key skills and behaviors on a consistent basis.

And those skills and behaviors can be learned.

Leadership Competencies and Capacities (Part 5)

In this series of posts, we have been exploring leadership development from two perspectives – competencies and capacities. In our last two posts, we focused on the limiting internal belief of Controlling and Protecting. Today, our focus is on Complying.

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