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Back In The Saddle: Leadership in the Post-Lockdown Era

Over the past several weeks, The Lonely Surgeon has taken a closer look at what makes a great leader. With the evacuation of most physical offices, we had a chance to see how teams functioned with the lack of face-to-face accountability. Behaving while you're all locked up with your teammates in the office all day … Continue reading Back In The Saddle: Leadership in the Post-Lockdown Era

Dissecting Leadership: Empathy

We've finally reached the last of the Big Three of Leadership! Just to refresh, we have been talking about what qualities make people Leaders. As you may recall, the title of "leader" is not on this list... Leaders sometimes show up when you least expect them. In case you missed out on our previous Big … Continue reading Dissecting Leadership: Empathy

Dissecting Leadership: Situational Awareness

One of my mentors back from my engineering days and I were talking about The Blair Witch Project. You remember that movie-- It was the first-person selfie-cam horror movie shot in black-and-white back around 1999 that revolutionized cheap filmmaking. The basic premise was that three proto-millennials go off into a haunted forest to film a … Continue reading Dissecting Leadership: Situational Awareness

Dissecting Leadership: Clarity of Vision

We've all been there. Your team leader calls you in for a meeting. You all gather around, eagerly expecting to find out what news lies ahead. How is the team doing? Are you achieving your objectives? Are there obstacles ahead? What's the update? You and your teammates know that if things are going well, your … Continue reading Dissecting Leadership: Clarity of Vision

Leadership Physiology: What Makes a Successful Leader?

During our last discussion, we talked about the anatomy of leadership. By "anatomy", I refer to what the structure looks like... How it fits together. What pieces join to form a need for leadership? As we all know, however, you can look good on paper, but when it comes to how the whole thing actually … Continue reading Leadership Physiology: What Makes a Successful Leader?