Category Archive: Humility

How You Have Inescapable Impact

No one can live as an individual. “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;” John Donne Impact: If you… Continue reading

5 Ways to Rise Above Self-Seeking Leadership

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” Ernest Hemingway Ego is healthy when it’s used in service of others. But… Continue reading

3 Secrets of Humble Leadership

The secrets of leadership are seen best by the humble. Arrogance blinds. There’s an inverse relationship between arrogance and perception. As arrogance goes up, self-perception goes down. 3 Secrets of humble leadership: #1.… Continue reading

Why the World Stinks

“If I know everything about your external world, I can only predict 10% of your long-term happiness.” Shawn Achor Why the world stinks: Spending time with grandchildren is life’s great compensation. A couple… Continue reading

Servant Leadership Distilled and Simplified

My interest in humility springs from personal lack and the certainty that servant leadership requires it. Interest: All who aspire for servant leadership should make humility a supreme interest. But the opposite is… Continue reading

Are you Brave Enough to Be Dumb

The courage to ‘not know’ may be the greatest leadership courage of all. Mark Miller, the VP of High Performance Leadership at Chic-fil-A, told me that he would tell his younger self, “Stop… Continue reading