Category Archive: Failure

Practical Tips for Winning with the 7 most Provocative Challenges of Leadership

The saddest state of leadership is thinking you’ve mastered something you haven’t. 7 Provocative Challenges: #1. Courageously leading into the future while diligently managing the present. Over-led organizations become unstable. There’s too much… Continue reading

How to Hire New Leaders and the Surprising way to Maximize their Success

“The biggest hiring mistakes happened when I was tired and under duress. We really needed help.” Jeremie Kubicek, co-founder of  the GIANT companies, mentioned two worst case scenarios. One occurred when he hired a… Continue reading

Two Questions that Crackdown on Excuse Making

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” Benjamin Franklin An excuse is the skin of a reason stuffed with a lie. Excuse-makers beguile naive leaders into expressing… Continue reading

3 Simple Steps that Resolve the Lies in Excuses

Excuse-makers are blamers. They might not point a finger in your face, but their failure will eventually be your fault. Successful leaders identify and counteract excuse-makers. Partial truths: All ‘good’ excuses are partially… Continue reading

Four Ways to Accept Imperfection and Pursue Excellence At the Same Time

Leaders who can’t accept themselves are sure to look down on others. Perfectionism is self-rejection. Disapproval is the hammer of perfectionistic leaders. Arrogance, humility, pursuit, and perfectionism: Pursuit is energized with humility and… Continue reading

A 3 Step System to Come Out Smarter After Failure

The same failures repeat for blunt skulls. It’s not enough to say, “I screwed up.” A 3 step system to come out smarter after failure: #1. Name it. Address the past. Name the bad decisions… Continue reading