Category Archive: Fear

How Quick Answers Make Us Stupid

Leaders who give quick answers end up surrounded by low-functioning sleepwalkers. Quick answers propagate shallow thinking, irresponsibility, and low engagement. The need for quick answers makes us fear the disruption of new thoughts.… Continue reading

7 Ways to Say, “No,” When It’s Easier to Say, “Yes”

Tough and mean are two different things. Mean is uncaring. You don’t have to choose between a caring heart and tough decision. 7 Ways to say, “No.” #1. Declare good intentions. “I’d love… Continue reading

10 Things that Make Dumb Leaders Smart Today

One of the best things to discover is your own lack of brilliance.   Brain function goes down when you’re: Stressed out. If stress makes you dumb, some leaders must be dim-wits.  Fatigued… Continue reading

Don’t Believe Your Momma

Don’t believe your momma. She kept telling you to be careful.  Fear is resistance to greatness. Encourage greatness: We have a daredevil granddaughter. The parents of this two year old thrill-seeker bought her… Continue reading

How to Find Energy to Move Closer to the Edge

Spiders, snakes, and bears are scary. I had a dream about a bear on railroad tracks when I was a kid. I don’t know if I’m afraid of bears because of the dream… Continue reading

How to Develop the 3 Most Neglected Leadership Qualities

The three most neglected leadership qualities are kind candor, courageous transparency, and forward-facing curiosity. You might be good at one, but very few excel at all three. Marginalizing the essentials: Accepted leadership behaviors… Continue reading