Leadersnips

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Understand the Visionary Personality
      While the ability to focus on the future separates high-potential leaders from the rank and file, many of us fail to understand the visionary personality. The visionary’s mind runs far and fast. Ideas come naturally; the more unique, the better. The most active visionaries fashion ideas that interconnect ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-07-17
  • The Future for Visionary Leaders
    Think about the visionary leaders you’ve followed or admired: what were their plans for the future? Leaders are custodians of the future, and when we work for someone, we work to help create a better future as they see it. In my work as a consultant, I have seen ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-07-08
  • The Allure of a Visionary Leader
    We look to our leaders to envision a future, to figure out where the organization needs to go to succeed, to evaluate ideas for pragmatism and fit for the company’s core mission. Productive visionary leaders understand how people, money, resources and organizational capabilities will work together to get from ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-07-01
  • Leading with Passion: A Requirement for Legitimate Leadership Authenticity
    Great leaders are not afraid of leading with passion. They share their genuine enthusiasm for their vision and passion for how it benefits others. They seek ways to spark passion in their people and make genuine efforts to enhance their employees’ experiences. On the other hand, inflicting a smothering ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-06-26
  • The True Hallmark of Legitimate Leadership Authenticity
    Leadership begins with your most worthy intentions and personal principles. Your core values direct your thoughts, priorities, preferences, and actions. Your values in action reflect your legitimate leadership authenticity. As a coach, I have met a lot of great leaders. No two have the same exact set of core ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-06-23

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