Leadership

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You Need the Line in the Sand… Sometimes.

by Mike Phillips

The line in the sand? It’s true. There is still a time and place for authoritarian leadership. We are in an age of democratic and collaborative, feel-good leadership. During this time, right now, in history, many leaders, speakers, and trainers are instructing company management and executive leadership that everyone needs to feel included and that all […]

Manager and Leader Are Not Synonymous.

by Mike Phillips

Managing versus Leading. Management and leadership are often spoken of hand-in-hand. These two words are often used interchangeably. They are not the same thing. There is a place for both management and leadership in business. You need good managers that can logistically handle things. And, you need good leaders that can grow people. It’s rare […]

Mediocrity Has No Place In Business

by Mike Phillips

There is not a spot for “average” in the current work climate. There just isn’t. In my opinion, in business, especially now, more than ever before in history. You should not be accepting of mediocre (average) performance. There is too much at stake. There is too much social connection and transparency for you to continue […]

Accountability, The Manager’s Sidekick

by Mike Phillips

Accountability is a fundamental key to any businesses success. In business we want accountability. We want responsible, successful people to work for us. We want staff to come ready-made to already be achieving awesomeness… But most often it takes a lot of consistency and work. Responsibility is the ability to act independently and make decisions without […]

3 Things To Actively DO That Increase Influence (The FRONT #25)

by Mike Phillips

Leadership IS influence. If you engage actively in these three things, you can increase your influence and your leadership aptitude. Know yourself and your team. You must play to your strengths as well as your team’s strengths. Making sure to address and develop weak areas to minimize or eliminate shortcomings in a business environment. If […]

Sideline Leadership (The FRONT#24)

by Mike Phillips

Leaders are always watched. Even when they are not on the field! I love football as an analogy for business. ANy sports really share so many similarities in leadership and the business world. Leadership is an all the time thing. Many newer managers want to grandstand and show what they can accomplish while they are […]

Tell And Show! (The FRONT #23)

by Mike Phillips

In training, you should TELL  and SHOW your staff to get the best out of them! Training and teaching are all about being in the front! We likely all remember the weekly “show and tell” when we were in school. Well, in leadership and management it’s the inverse. You must TELL and SHOW your people […]

Complacency kills!

by Mike Phillips

When you become complacent, you and your business begin dying. So don’t! You must stay competitive and stay on the move. Restlessness and competitiveness in business are positive things. They get you to the next checkpoint or the next level. When you are competitive you always strive to be better than you are right now. […]

The Coach Isn’t In The Huddle (The FRONT #18)

by Mike Phillips

It’s true. An excellent coach isn’t in the huddle. They let their players play! When it comes game time. You must trust your people to execute. The coach is not on the field with the players, so let the leaders lead in the moment. And, vice-versa, as a top performer, you know what to do… […]

Nope. It’s not about you.

by Mike Phillips