What’s Next? The True North leader’s guide into Future-Think and Disruption Insurance.

Crystal balls. Old Testament prophets. Tea leaves. Late night pizza-induced dreams. What’s your favorite way to figure out the future and what it holds for...

Does the True North leader have a sure-fire way to make good decisions?

35,000. 35,000 decisions a day. Experts seem to agree, that number is a realistic estimate of how many choices we make every day of our life. What? Well,...

How leaders self-destruct

“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall” An ancient Proverb that may be one of the most mis-quoted of them all. The...

Prideful Leaders: An Antidote

In the most recent blog in this series, we identified common traits and behaviors of the prideful leader. In this installment, I hope you’ll...

The Fragrance of a Leader — What does this smell like?

Ok. Seems like a strange topic for a leadership blog. But stay with me for just a few more lines. Ever walked into a room and...

Healthy Leaders are Learners

Recently my wife Dr. Linda Mintle, @drlindamintle reposted one of my blogs. She writes on mental health issues and has great insights into the...

Succession in Mom & Pop Shops — Does it ever work?

These days, one might legitimately ask the question, “Why do family-owned businesses always attempt to pass along the dynasty to a son or daughter?”...

Why Do Some Leaders So Easily Blame Others?

Taking responsibility for one’s actions (or inactions). How often does that happen in our world? Blaming. Scapegoating. Passing the Buck. Call it what you will,...

Why Are Some Leaders So Good at Delegating, and Others Suck at It?

On a scale of 1 to 10: How would you rate your delegating prowess? OK, now let’s get honest. On that same scale, how do...

If you’re a DISRUPTER, are you also a Major Pain (IRRITANT) or an INSTIGATOR?

Agents of change often get a bad rap. I worked with a colleague for many years in the academic world who was a clown. Did...

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Why & How True North Leaders Empower Others

Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others. — John Maxwell Healthy leaders, True North leaders — those...

The Fundamentalists’ Dilemma with Trust

The glue that holds all relationships together — including the relationship between the leader and the led — is trust. And trust is based...

Millennials are moving into leadership. Ready or not.

My life feels like a test I didn’t study for — anonymous millennial Remember how our parents’ generation were scared to death of Boomers? Those crazy...