Category Archive: Courage

The Fear of Failure Makes You Small

The paralyzing fear of failure makes you small. Fear of failure prevents you from trying new things. If you aren’t certain of success, you won’t begin. If you can’t do it well, you… Continue reading

Are you Brave Enough to Be Dumb

The courage to ‘not know’ may be the greatest leadership courage of all. Mark Miller, the VP of High Performance Leadership at Chic-fil-A, told me that he would tell his younger self, “Stop… Continue reading

The 7 Laws of Planning During Turbulence

A five-year plan is a fairy tale in turbulent environments. The best you can do in uncertainty and turbulence is set direction and improvise. Planning is making decisions ahead of time. Last year’s… Continue reading

How to use Anxiety as a Decision-Making Tool

A little anxiety keeps you on your toes. Unease makes you alert and helps you bring your best to challenges and opportunities. Unanswered anxiety spirals out of control. One fear cascades into another.… Continue reading

How to Get the Most from Chapter Four

The six chapters in the leader’s journey are: Believe you can make a difference. Engage in leading. Learn leadership skills and behaviors. Respond to adversity and disappointment with openness and resolve. Humility. Kindness.… Continue reading

Which Comes First – Quantity or Quality

“The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the… Continue reading