The most defining trait I’ve seen in a leader that has directly correlated back to their success is the ability to pivot. Leaders often set upon a mission with such ruthless and blind dedication to a cause, and it has usually caused the ruin of relationships, trust, and even credibility. Let’s dive a little deeper shall we?
Now, the most successful leaders have gotten used to resetting and refocusing when the time has to fold their cards and start again. But, the secret lies in being able to compromise and come to terms with the fact that “You just can’t win them all.” Here’s a story I was lucky to learn from and even luckier to have made the best out of a sticky situation.
But remember, readers and watchers – the best leaders always have a plan b, and compromises often mean accepting a situation where both parties have an outcome that they can survive.
One of the cornerstone qualities of a leader in this day and age is the ability to assess and read the emotions in situations. This is known as many things in the leadership world, empathy and social awareness, but I like to use a term called “Emotional Intelligence,” which has become a generally accepted term […]Read More The EQ Factor
A time-old tale that has been discussed repeatedly in leadership – lies in the difference between a “manager” and a “leader.” In my humble perspective, one should always seek to be a leader. You’re probably asking, “Dennis, what is the difference?” Before sending my perspectives out into the universe, I must set up how to […]Read More Lead, don’t manage.
Throughout my recanting of the many tales and adventures I’ve had in leadership – One of the biggest questions I’ve been asked is how I took my first step. And here it is, one of the first video blogs in the series is all about that! The hardest lesson for me at the beginning of […]Read More my first step?