Category Archive: Courage

What the CEO of Microsoft Pursues that Average Leaders Neglect

The difference between average leaders and exceptional leadership is heart. Heartless leaders are deformed beasts that excuse abuse in the name of results. Empathy: Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, pursues empathy. His pursuit… Continue reading

Getting a Grip When Work is Nuts Pt. 1

We have to do something about crazy schedules! But please don’t give us something else to do. Anyone who tries to work at 100% capacity for 100% of the time will go nuts!… Continue reading

How to Face Fear Like a Leader

You never defeat fear by ignoring it. You defeat fear by moving toward and through it. When I say, “Defeat,” I don’t mean eliminate. Fear is an ever present companion of those who… Continue reading

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