Monthly Archive: September, 2012

The 8 Strengths of Humility

I asked G.J. Hart, when he was CEO of Texas Roadhouse, if he could spot emerging leaders. He didn’t rule out talent, education, or leadership presence, but he replied, “I can usually tell… Continue reading

10 Essentials for Dynamic Candor

Inept leaders block uncomfortable topics from the discussion. It’s pathetic. Weak, fearful leaders need agreement to confirm their leadership. On the other hand, I recently spent time with five members of an executive team… Continue reading

Top 15 Strategies for Leadership Success

The first thing you need to know is: Success is a result not an end in itself. Five organizational strategies: Always create more harmony than discord. Build up more than you tear down,… Continue reading

The Secrets of Imperfection

You might think it’s awkward but I asked anyway. “What makes me think you can be a leader?” The person I asked is in their early 20’s with many leadership accomplishments. Maybe it… Continue reading

16 Things Successful Leaders Never Do

“Not doing,” is one side of finding success. Never let the bottom line be the bottom line. Never pretend things are ok when they aren’t. Never let what you’ve never done be the… Continue reading

Fixing Why Leaders Don’t Let Go of Decisions

Decisions should be made by those closest to the action. The trouble is those closest to the action may not see the big picture. They may act selfishly. Perhaps they’re great at their… Continue reading