Category Archive: Humility

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

Everything Good in Leadership Begins With…

Everything good in leadership begins with humility. Humility… #1. Humility enjoys the success of others. Arrogant leaders cringe at the success of others, even though leadership success hinges on the success of others. Humility… Continue reading

7 Ways Young Leaders Succeed with Elders

It’s growing more common for young people to lead teams that include elders. Some elders look down on their youngers. Entitlement: Entitlement expects respect or opportunity without earning it. Elders may expect respect… Continue reading