Relevant Leadership Blog

The Three Biggest Obstacles A Leader Must Overcome

What stops leaders from making an impact? It isn’t title; position or authority – that’s not what leadership is based on. And it can’t be the fault of their team. Leadership drives the team. I believe what stops most leaders is themselves. We get in our own way. The 3 Biggest Stumbling Blocks for Leaders are: – Self-interest – Ego – Apathy Self-interest: Leadership is not about you – it is about the people that you lead. It is natural for all of us to think inwardly and worry about our own positioning, comfort and achievement, but that is not

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Be Present

How do you feel when you are talking to someone and they keep looking around or checking their phone? Now how many of us are guilty of doing the same thing to others? This weekend I had a chance to speak at the same conference as Nigel Risner. Nigel is an entertaining speaker who made a lot of great points but the one that stuck out to me was the importance of being present. In my book – The Power of Influence, I talk about focusing on being interested, not interesting. And being present in a conversation; when someone else

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