Category Archive: Humility

The Advice Leaders Need But Often Reject

The things you know affirm what you’ve done. But advice that seems wrong has the power to change your leadership. Advice disrupts. Advice-seeking: The richest possible life includes advice-seeking. Advice-seeking is listening for… Continue reading

Reject this Myth about Management Before it’s too Late

The danger of a myth is it works until it destroys you. A path based on a lie always leads to oblivion. The myth to reject: always-on is the path to success. Always-on… Continue reading

3 Leadership Lessons from Reality TV

I know reality TV is more about TV than reality, but sometimes I cry when I watch American Idol. It’s a show where undiscovered singers audition in front of celebrities from the music… Continue reading

4 Ways to Get Ahead in Any Organization

Aspiration that contaminates enjoyment sabotages success. 4 ways to get ahead in any organization: #1. Thrive in the shadows. If you aspire to get ahead, help someone else get ahead. Swen Nater made… Continue reading

The 6 Powers of Healthy Self-Doubt

It’s astonishing to see the confidence of leaders who oversee failure and still believe they have answers. Unchallenged self-belief produces intolerance. The problem of unchallenged self-belief is seen in arrogant politicians, interventionist news… Continue reading

A Way of Seeing that Expands Leadership

Gratitude is a way of seeing, even when life isn’t perfect. The opposite of gratitude: Envy. You can’t enjoy what you have because others have more. Blindness. You close your eyes to goodness.… Continue reading