Ed Barrows
Practical thinking about becoming a better leader



Helping you become a better leader.

My site exists for one simple purpose: to help people who care about their performance as leaders become better leaders. Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made the way most things of value are created—with careful planning, deliberate application, periodic reflection and perseverance. This site aims to help committed leaders do all of these things more efficiently and effectively.

What you’ll find here are thoughts, ideas, research and commentary that will be of value to you in building skills as a leader. But keep in mind one important viewpoint:  leadership is a craft—you have to do it to get better at it and to get better at it you have to do it right. In the words of football legend Vince Lombardi, "Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect." My job is to help you improve your practice by identifying and distilling the broad array of leadership thinking into something practical, usable and above all else, useful to your every day work as a leader. I'm also happy to provide feedback on what and how you're doing if you're interested. Just send me an email with your question. 

I hope you’ll check back often for updates, sign up to have what you may have missed sent to you directly in my Leader Letter and most importantly, engage in a conversation with me and others who visit the site regarding what you've learned on your journey to becoming the leader you want to be.