Do You Want to Fight? How Leaders Shape the Environment

Do You Want to Fight? How Leaders Shape the Environment

Learning how to lead is a life-journey. If we are careful we can observe important lessons that shape how we can lead well. This story of an old Samoan friend of mine really changed how I thought of myself as a leader. I learned that a leader isn’t always the...
The Color of Bias

The Color of Bias

I’m deeply impacted by this study. Yale researchers found some interesting elements to bias. It goes past color, religion, sexual-orientation – bias comes from the perceiver’s orientation. That orientation is adjusted, improved, broadened by taking...
Why Read 1776

Why Read 1776

David McCullough’s book 1776 illustrates the important events of the most fragile year of the American Revolutionary War. Defeat after defeat threatened the survivability of a fledgling country. Up until the last five days of the year, failure was inevitable....
15 Minutes of Power

15 Minutes of Power

How to Get Your Most Important Work Done… I’ll get to the point – if you are like me it takes too long to get focused on the work that really matters, or almost as bad, once you do get started you are very easily side-tracked. For those of us who are bursting...
Brave, Strong, True – A Book for All Leaders

Brave, Strong, True – A Book for All Leaders

Leaders247.com highly encourages listeners to read this book. In fact, we feel this is one of those critical leadership books that teaches true and authentic principles that help us endure traumatic leadership crises. In particular, this book reveals how to survive...

Leading People and Growing Culture

  [powerpress] Our guest today is Hal Halladay. Hall is the Chief People Officer at Infusionsoft – a fast-growth people-focused company. In this interview he provides powerful insight on the art of leadership as both a people function and an organizational...

Good Leadership is Tied to Talent

[powerpress] Our guest today is Enrique Washington, a founding partner of the Generator Group. I first met Enrique when he was working at Nike finding great talent for a great company. Enrique says his most meaningful work is to help individuals and organizations...

Learning Leadership the Right Way

      [powerpress] Our guest today is Tim Rahschulte, Chief Learning Officer at Evanta. Tim is also a Professor at George Fox University’s School of Business. He is also a prolific author on topics of leadership, organizational change, and strategy. Tim...
Integrity Just Isn’t For Sale

Integrity Just Isn’t For Sale

What is wrong with taking advantage of someone else’s misfortune? My answer comes in the form of a true story about an ordinary football coach from an obscure little town in Oregon. The late Dewey Sullivan coached at the same school for 42 years and won more games...
Leaders Make Environments Safe for High Performance

Leaders Make Environments Safe for High Performance

A Simple Leadership Truth If you want people to give great performance and if you want people to push themselves, then do not punish failure, false starts, or a mistake or two along the way. Showing kindness, fostering forgiveness, and offering some latitude to...
Classic Leadership Blunders

Classic Leadership Blunders

What Blunders Have You Seen? We’ve all experienced leadership that is good  and leadership that is bad. For fun, share with us blunders you’ve made, or that you’ve seen others make. We’ll share them back with others anonymously so we can all...