Category Archive: Failure

How to Bridge the Gap Between Intention and Perception

Leaders fail because they don’t see themselves as others see them. Disconnection between internal intention and external perception limits leaders. Misalignment: You make space for others to thrive. Others see you as passive.… Continue reading

Dear Dan: How can I Lead Procrastinators

Dear Dan, How can I better lead procrastinators? Sincerely, Tired of Waiting Dear Tired, I can’t figure out why people procrastinate. After reflection, I confess that I do it. But it’s still stressful… Continue reading

How to Say No and Still Get Where You Want to Go

Leaders who can’t say no are spread thin and overwhelmed. Pleasers can’t say no. Ultimately everyone is unhappy. Southwest Airlines achieved success by saying no to traditional expectations like reserved seats, baggage transfer,… Continue reading

How to Stop Stealing Influence and Limiting Your Opportunities

Immaturity shows up thinking about itself. Maturity shows up thinking about others. In my immature twenties, I used language in a presentation that offended some and got me in hot water. When it… Continue reading

The Six Pitfalls of Leadership

The pitfalls of leadership spring from within. Dangers that emerge from within are more perilous than dangers that attack from without. The Six Pitfalls of Leadership: #1. Perceived knowledge. “Those who think they… Continue reading

4 Reasons Good People Produce Poor Results

A team of average players with great leadership will defeat a team of great players with lousy leadership. When Good People persistently produce poor results they have ineffective leaders. 4 reasons Good People… Continue reading