Leadership Thought #469 – Beware of People Who Have Style But Lack Substance

Beware of people who have style but lack substance… In life we often come across overly charming people, who always know what to say and how to say it.  I am always a bit skeptical when an individual has too much polish.  We all know the type, those candidates who interview extremely well but disappoint later. […]

Leadership Thought #399 – Seek Out Mentors/Experts and Listen To What They Have To Say

I chair two CEO/Business Owner peer groups for Vistage International. It is a great work that I truly find rewarding on many levels. One of the many benefits of this experience is listening to many subject matter expert speakers and having a vast pool of knowledgeable colleagues to tap into. A few stand out from this exceptional crowd including the speaker we had yesterday – Pat Murray. I have a learned a great deal from him about leadership and group dynamics. When you are in the presence of an expert, make sure you listen to him/her.