Leadersnips

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • What Your People Skills Reveal
    Leaders are the glue that holds a team together. They create an environment in which groups perform harmoniously for optimal results. However, I have encountered some leaders who simply don’t like people. Although every leader needs others, some leaders behave in ways that indicate otherwise. This proves to be ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-10-09
  • Great Leadership Starts with Self-Awareness
    Self-awareness is key to success in work, life, and relationships. It is the foundation of strong leadership, providing an inventory of character, skills, strengths and weaknesses. I have worked with some pretty great leaders who are self-aware, and they lead with an incredible sense of purpose, authenticity, openness, and ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-09-24
  • Create An Environment of Trust
    I believe that trust is the single biggest issue confronting leaders today, especially for those engaged in adjusting a culture. Too often, I see leaders undermine trust, with predictable consequences. But when you extend trust and are trustworthy, you create an environment of trust, where people can count on ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-08-29
  • Spark, Connect and Ignite: The Power of Purpose
    As a leader, how are you connecting with your employees on a personal level? Think about it: if you can’t spark, connect with and ignite your employees, how can you expect customers to become loyal followers? That is the power of purpose: when great leaders connect with our hearts, ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-08-21
  • 3 Leadership Proficiencies to Adjust Your Culture
    Do you have the three leadership proficiencies necessary to adjust your culture? It saddens me to see otherwise great leaders unable to answer this question. Unfortunately, some leaders are disinterested in their culture, considering it superfluous. But as I wrote in my last post, your organization’s culture can increase ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-08-12
  • The Ethos Effect on Your Bottom Line
    Truly savvy executives pay attention to the pulse in their organization. They understand how beliefs, attitudes and habits impact their bottom line: unless people embrace their jobs and their work wholeheartedly, they won’t sustain efforts in the face of difficulties. I consider this as I watch some companies prosper ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-08-07
  • How to Engage a Visionary Leader
    Employees often flock to companies led by a visionary leader. The allure of free thought, excitement and cutting-edge innovations is alluring. But some visionary leaders can be difficult bosses; employee, colleagues and board members are often left wondering how to engage a visionary leader. I have found in the ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-07-31
  • Balance for Visionary Leaders
    While leadership has evolved over time, a key function for visionary leaders is to answer the question “Where are we going?”  This requires a balance between a widescreen view and in-the-trenches focus; conceptualizing and executing. When too little attention is paid to daily business needs, all the bright ideas ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-07-24

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