Principles and Practices

Healthy leadership addresses human needs—it’s personal. This new approach to leadership is comprised of three principles and three practices that are no longer just nice to do in today’s new world of work. Healthy leadership is like a cultural magnet that attracts people to your team and the cultural glue that makes them want to…

Unbreakable Ties

I am the son and the father of an artist. I think that gene skipped a generation! My dad was way ahead of his time, and so is my son. Recently, my son, Cameron, took a few of his grandfather’s paintings and interpreted them in his own way. Below is a poetic letter that Cameron…

Today’s Employee Priorities

Healthy leadership is more vital today than ever because peoples’ relationship to work has changed, and so has the nature of work itself. Expansive research by Gallup clearly shows that today’s worker is more purpose-driven, development-oriented, and focused on strengths. Purpose over paycheck. Your team members don’t just work for a paycheck—they want meaning. They…

Be Human

Most of us have a moment in childhood when we realize that our parents are not superheroes. Then, when we’re a little older, we realize that not only are they not superheroes, they’re in fact imperfect, often feel vulnerable, and occasionally even have no idea what the best course of action is. In other words,…

Leadership as a Leading Indicator

Consider a measurement continuum. At one end are lagging indicators. These are the results of your team’s past performance. They enable you to see if your activities produced the desired outcomes. At the other end of the continuum are leading indicators. These are the drivers of your team’s future performance. They provide early warning signs…

A New Leadership Mandate

Something is healthy when it is in an optimal state of well-being. We strive for healthy relationships, a healthy diet, a healthy body, a healthy mind, healthy emotions, healthy perspectives, healthy conversation, healthy awareness, and healthy finances. With all this focus on healthy everything, we asked, “What about healthy leadership?” There are far too many…

Labor Day, Labor Daily

As I anticipated cooking on my outdoor grill for a traditional Labor Day barbeque, I also pondered why Labor Day was, well, Labor Day. I love living during a time when any answer is just a Google and a click away. Labor Day has been celebrated on the first Monday in September in the United…