Category Archive: Humility

93% of Successful Companies Abandon Their Original Strategy

I spent an hour discussing strategy with a group of 24 leaders. What I know is that the best ideas are yet to emerge. If you succeed, you most likely will let go… Continue reading

How to Uncover and Deliver Your Greatest Value as a Leader

We go to seminars and workshops and listen to successful people talk about their success. But the things that change us most are struggle, failure, adversity, and endurance. The deepest gifts you offer… Continue reading

5 Neglected Strategies to Connect with Others and Lead into the Future

Four years ago, I asked Henry Mintzberg for the word of advice he most frequently shares. His response is a guiding light. He said one word, “Connect.” Leadership in its fundamental form is… Continue reading

How Intense Curiosity About People Enhances Influence and Expands Leadership

Mitchell Warner’s observation that humble leaders are intensely curious about others makes me wonder why I’m not more humble. I’ve been called the ‘question man’ all my life.   Leadership curiosity includes: Curiosity… Continue reading

How to Go Further by Identifying Future High Performers

#1. Look for people who respect wisdom in others. Contemptuous know-it-alls: Can’t connect. An over-confident phony keeps everyone, except other phonies, at arm’s length. Ignore suggestions. Belittle the experience of others. Wrongly believe… 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