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2 Ideas to Climb the Leadership Ladder with Humility

As you ascend the leadership ladder and grow in leadership influence, the tendency is to become less and less self-aware. This tendency doesn’t make you a bad human—it just makes you, well, human. Period.

To be an effective leader—to lead with purpose, direction, and optimism—you have to fight the tendency to devolve in self-awareness.

5 Signs an Employee is Ready for a Leadership Position

I know you’re in hot pursuit of flushing CEO Disease out of your leadership system. Thus allow me to highlight one symptom of CEO Disease for you to evaluate.

Empowering Communities to be Open for Business

Mike Mugel is my guest in episode 030 of my leadership podcast, Garage to Goliath | Leaders Building Legacies. Mike is the founder and CEO of Red Mountain Group. He started his company with one property and a vision that anything is possible. Mike has grown Red Mountain to a portfolio of over 4.5 million square feet with assets 17 states. Red Mountain helps empower communities to be open for business. 

3 Ways CEO Disease Affects Everyone Around You

While you may think CEO Disease is just a you problema you problem becomes an everyone problem when it is undetected and unaddressed by you as a leader. Like most bad habits or that creeping undertow of egoism, this you problem spills out onto everyone else around you and those people don’t really like being dumped on.

The Myth of Work-Life Balance

You’ve probably heard speakers talk about work-life balance. You've probably read books and articles about work-life balance. You, yourself, have probably been chasing work-life balance.

Do you want to know what I think of work-life balance? 

One Surefire Way to Weaken Your Leadership Immune System

There isn’t a one time, cure-all, for CEO Disease. You can’t just ward it off once and think you’ll never be susceptible to it ever again. 

G2G028 with Guest Joanne Currie, Co-Owner of Splash Cafe

On episode 028 of my leadership podcast, I have as my guest, Joanne Currie. Joanne is the co-owner, along with her husband Ross, of Splash Cafe. In 1991, they purchased Splash Cafe in Pismo Beach, California and have since grown Splash Cafe to three locations, a full-service catering business, an artisan bakery, and have created a renowned and coveted clam chowder recipe that people flock to Splash Cafe to enjoy.

Two Indicators You Need a Leadership Wellness Check

The tricky thing about CEO Disease is unless you’re consciously looking for symptoms of it, you’re none the wiser that you are infected. And you’re none the wiser because you get glowing feedback all of the time from the people you lead and your teams.

Two Causes of CEO Disease

More than any other time in the history of mankind, we have more access to seemingly limitless knowledge. We have the answers to most, if not all, of life’s academic or intellectual questions, in our back pocket—on this powerful information device we call a smartphone.

Though exceptional leaders—legacy leaders—know that academic and intellectual knowledge is not enough to succeed or to lead well. To be an effective leader, you also need to develop and continually evolve emotionally and relationally.  

5 Leadership Elements of a Corporate Athlete

I have a vision for you as a leader. That vision is one of being a corporate athlete—physically, intellectually, spiritually, socially, and emotionally in tune. 

I want to share with you a leadership habit I practice myself. I have that list in a place I see it every single day. The list reads: physically, intellectually, spiritually, socially, emotionally in tune.