Category Archive: Humility

How to Turn From Destructive to Constructive Dissatisfaction

You won’t make a difference if you’re easily satisfied. Yesterday I wrote, “Chronic dissatisfaction contaminates environments and teams.” Pete asks, “… what if I am the one who is chronically dissatisfied? What’s the… Continue reading

Three Essential Enablers of Success

Failure is easier than success, at least in the beginning. Miserable leaders posture when describing disappointment, frailty, or pain. 3 enablers of success: #1. Honesty enables acknowledgement. Don’t lie to yourself. If some… Continue reading

Complaints Kids Make about Mom and We Make about Managers

The hardest part of having a mom is coming to grips with her frailties and mistakes. Kid complaints about mom: You won’t let me do anything. You don’t love me. You’re mean. Nothing… Continue reading

How to Never Waste a Good Crisis

Leaders are developing a healthy case of humility during COVID-19. Frankly, it’s a good thing because lousy leadership is rooted in ego. Success followed by admiration tests character. An ancient Jewish proverb puts… Continue reading

How to Face Big Challenges and Successfully Climb Steep Hills

The Little Blue Engine begins, The little blue engine looked up at the hill. His light was weak, his whistle was shrill. He was tired and small, and the hill was tall, And… Continue reading

The Secret that Turns Frailty to Opportunity

The façade of competence destroys leaders. Disruption, adversity, and crisis remind you of frailty. How you respond to frailty sets the course of your future. Frailty strengthens you to release: Self-absorption. Self-infatuation. Self-glorification.… Continue reading