Category Archive: Courage

College Sex Scandals, Candor, and Leadership

I woke up this morning to the news that Joe Paterno has been fired as the Head Coach of Penn State football. The President of Penn State, Graham Spanier, is also out. Many… Continue reading

The Secret to Powerful Leadership

It’s the morning after and it wasn’t what I heard but what I saw that matters most. I’m home from the two-day Elite Leadership Program in New York City. The drive home gave… Continue reading

Jim Collins on Paranoid Leaders

Bad things will happen. It’s not a matter of if; it’s a matter of when. Even optimists knows it’s true. Hi performing leaders, according to Jim Collins are “paranoid performers.” They’re always asking,… Continue reading

One Question Away From Optimism

Image source You can’t lead if you aren’t dissatisfied. Every new beginning begins with dissatisfaction. If the present is satisfactory, you have nowhere to go. A preferred future stands on an un-preferred present.… Continue reading

15 Potent Strategies for Fighting Confusion

Confusion is common; clarity rare. Confusion rules until leaders courageously intervene. Successful leaders always fight confusion and find clarity. Secret weapon: Clarity is leadership’s secret and most powerful weapon. Clarity allows followers to know where… Continue reading

Embracing the Joys of Fear and Pain

Fear and pain motivate you to stop, run, avoid, or stubbornly dig in. They don’t move you forward, they move you away. Fear and pain may, however, ignite passion to change. Politicians create… Continue reading