Category Archive: Failure

What you know makes you dumb

Peter Drucker said, “Far too many people – especially people with great expertise in one area-are contemptuous of knowledge in other areas or believe that being bright is a substitute for knowledge.” Leaders… Continue reading

The Next Level

Recently promoted from manager to leader? Want to be? Looking to enhance your leadership potential? If yes, I suggest you sit up and pay attention to Scott Eblin’s book, The Next Level. Making it?… Continue reading

When Passion gets in the Way

It happened again. My passion for vision-driven-living ended a conversation and squashed an opportunity to connect and engage. There were six of us sitting around the table at lunch. I said to the… Continue reading

Open Leadership – the Failure Imperative

Few things are more powerful than a successful failure. Michel de Montaigne wisely said, “There are defeats more triumphant than victories.” Your good failures make you, your bad failures break you. Seneca said,… Continue reading

Top 20 Stupid Leader Tricks

Never underestimate the potential and power of a good mistake. Wisdom is acquired when you learn from your mistakes. James Joyce wisely observes, “A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.” On the… Continue reading

Making today’s best tomorrow’s average

Build on, don’t sit on. The danger in success is trying to protect it rather than expand it. The feeling that you’ve arrived kills progress. Success should fuel your passions rather than protect… Continue reading