Leadersnips

By Chip Scholz, Founder of Scholz & Associates, Inc.

  • What’s Your Story?: Your Individual Brand Promise
    During the many years that I spent waiting in airport lines, I frequently found myself playing the game, “What’s Your Story?” You know the one: you try and guess a person’s profession or position based on how they look and act. Based on the reading and conversations I’ve had ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2020-11-18
  • Check Your Mindset
    I’m sure you’ve noticed that for some leaders, identity is defined from the outside-in, and requires external validation in one of three ways: relationship strength, intellect, or results. I think this is partly due to cultural messaging that occupation determines identity, and productivity indicates value. Technology often reinforces this mindset. ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2020-10-19
  • Mastering Leadership: Lead with Intention
    Leaders are facing unprecedented levels of stress, dysfunction and disappointments, taxing their energy and productivity. Some leaders have even shared with me that keeping up with the chaos has become an acceptable achievement. But great leaders are strategic about their time and energy. They lead with intention. You see, ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2020-06-23
  • Mastering Leadership: Lead with Intention
    Leaders are facing unprecedented levels of stress, dysfunction and disappointments, taxing their energy and productivity. Some leaders have even shared with me that keeping up with the chaos has become an acceptable achievement. But great leaders are strategic about their time and energy. They lead with intention. You see, ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2020-06-23
  • Hone Your Attention to Master Leadership
    One of the problems people have in mastering leadership is the tyranny of the urgent—it’s difficult to think about the future and where you want to go when you’re focused on staying afloat. But when you hone your attention, you keep that from happening. It’s how great leaders focus ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2020-05-26
  • Hone Your Attention to Master Leadership
    One of the problems people have in mastering leadership is the tyranny of the urgent—it’s difficult to think about the future and where you want to go when you’re focused on staying afloat. But when you hone your attention, you keep that from happening. It’s how great leaders focus ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2020-05-26
  • Create a Framework to Master Leadership
    As a leader, what does it take for you to be successful, and have the career and life you really want? From what I’ve seen, I believe we need to create a framework for clarity. I introduced this in my last post. You see, clarity of mind stands as ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2020-04-29
  • Create a Framework to Master Leadership
    As a leader, what does it take for you to be successful, and have the career and life you really want? From what I’ve seen, I believe we need to create a framework for clarity. I introduced this in my last post. You see, clarity of mind stands as ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2020-04-29
  • Mastering Leadership: From Effective Leader to Great Leader
    Are you an effective leader, or a great leader? Effective leaders have mastered leadership competencies like setting strategic direction, communicating a clear mission, monitoring resources and ensuring that processes, systems and people achieve results. In addition, the great leaders I have worked with assess what they do, why they ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2020-03-03
  • Mastering Leadership: From Effective Leader to Great Leader
    Are you an effective leader, or a great leader? Effective leaders have mastered leadership competencies like setting strategic direction, communicating a clear mission, monitoring resources and ensuring that processes, systems and people achieve results. In addition, the great leaders I have worked with assess what they do, why they ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2020-03-03
  • Great Leaders Address Weakness
    In the organizations where I consult, I remind leaders that even the strongest, most talented people have flaws and weaknesses. Since the most damaging leadership liabilities have to do with the inability to work well with their people, leaders benefit best by making effective relationships a priority. You see, the ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2020-01-27
  • Great Leaders Address Weakness
    In the organizations where I consult, I remind leaders that even the strongest, most talented people have flaws and weaknesses. Since the most damaging leadership liabilities have to do with the inability to work well with their people, leaders benefit best by making effective relationships a priority. You see, the ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2020-01-27
  • Emotional Deficiencies
    Understanding the role of emotional deficiencies in leadership is critical in today’s corporate environment. Employees look to their leader to establish safety and trust; they expect emotionally healthy leadership. Leaders accomplish this in part with behavior that is rational, calm, logical and wise. Leaders who portray a solid, steadfast ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-12-02
  • Emotional Deficiencies
    Understanding the role of emotional deficiencies in leadership is critical in today’s corporate environment. Employees look to their leader to establish safety and trust; they expect emotionally healthy leadership. Leaders accomplish this in part with behavior that is rational, calm, logical and wise. Leaders who portray a solid, steadfast ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-12-02
  • Leaders Who Devalue Employees: 3 Signs
    Even seasoned leaders can have a lack of self-awareness, unacknowledged weaknesses and leadership liabilities. I’ve been writing about this in recent posts. Why? A surprising number of workers claim that their supervisors don’t value them: that they are treated like subservient slaves. It is a significant reason why people ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-11-04

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