Category Archive: Humility

6 Reasons Egotistical Leaders are Exhausted

Egotistical leadership is exhausting. But there’s a reservoir of energy for leaders who practice humility. Humility is expansive and vibrant. Ego is restrictive and grim.   6 reasons egotistical leaders are exhausted: #1.… Continue reading

The Fool’s Eraser

A fool finds a way to discount and devalue principles. There are three reasons we play the fool. We don’t like admitting we’re wrong. We don’t want to change. Our behaviors seem to… Continue reading

Leadership Derailers: Blind Spots – I’m So Awesome

I’m so awesome! There are a dozen yellow roses on the counter in our house. I bought them for my bride. Frankly, she receives flowers much more than on Valentine’s Day. I’m a… Continue reading

Two Cures for Novice-Arrogance

A first-time manager knows about management like a single person knows about marriage. A novice-manager understands managing like a couple without children understands raising children. DOING explodes the myth of perceived knowledge. Knowing… Continue reading

TURKEY’S REVENGE: I BOUGHT A BONE TURKEY FOR THANKSGIVING

After the blessing, I ceremoniously stood as the “man” of the house, to proudly carve the bird. It was one of life’s great moments.

How to Overcome the Dangers of Entitlement

The source of entitlement is arrogance. If you aren’t grappling with arrogance, you’re blind to its influence. You’re arrogant if: Offenses come quickly and frequently. Are you easily offended? Compassion takes the form… Continue reading