Ego-Free Leadership

Welcome to the next installment of an ongoing series of FAQ blogs about the core principles of LaL’s methodology. In this FAQ, CEO Shayne Hughes looks at the ego and its impact on leadership. In the executive coaching I do as part of ...

Why Venting Is A Trust Buster

I recently worked with a leadership team who had a history of triangulation and venting. They decided that in order to accomplish their organization’s objectives, they needed to have greater trust and transparency among them. This type ...

The ROI of Leadership – 3 Steps to Measuring Your Worth as a Leader

How do you measure your worth as a leader? I coach a lot of leaders who express concerns that they don’t know how to measure their contributions to the organization and their people. They worry they’ve become one of “those” people at ...

The Challenges of Being a Collaborative Team

  LaL executive coach Carole Levy has a secret passion: capturing the foibles of leaders and teams with her unique, artistic vision. Here are her latest observations about the challenges of being a collaborative team. Watch it at ...

The CEO and The Journalist

I was recently on site consulting with the CEO of a large, publicly traded firm when a request came in from a journalist to speak with him. I was in his office at the time, so he took the call and put her on speakerphone so I could ...

The Six Lies Leaders Tell Themselves to Avoid Giving Feedback

As a leadership coach and trainer, I hear tons of reasons why people don’t give direct feedback. What we don’t realize is the cost of NOT providing honest feedback to the people who work for us. Like the 55-year-old ...

Hyper-Responsiveness Isn’t Worthiness

In my last blog post, I discussed how discovering our unconscious drivers was key to getting rid of unwanted behaviors. In this post, I want to pick up where we left off and discuss another aspect of this, which is the degree to which ...

What’s Really Underneath Your Unwanted Behavior?

One of my clients is your typical type A, fast-paced, multi-tasking Vice President. He can’t sit still, and his electronic devices are constantly invading his work and home life — and he knows it. He prides himself on being organized ...

Procrastinating on Uncomfortable Conversations

Note: This post is the final in a four part series. In this final post of the series on emotional clarity as a pathway to self-discipline, we’ll examine how these tools can help leaders breakthrough the most common form of ...

Breaking Through the Other Glass Ceiling – Your Ego!

A recent McKinsey report quoted in the Wall Street Journal states that only 11 chief executives of Fortune 500 companies are women, down from a peak of 15 in 2010. Likewise, in her TED talk (see video below) Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg enumerates the woeful lack of women in top positions around the globe.  Sandberg places some of the responsibility for this on women themselves, rather than on external forces such as sexism. She says, "Women systemically underestimate their own abilities."