Category Archive: Humility

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

How to Express Empathy Like a Leader

You can’t lead until you connect with people. Empathy is the channel of connection. How to express empathy like a leader: #1. Verbalize the emotion of others: Empathy acknowledges emotion. Acknowledgement isn’t agreement.… Continue reading

How Unhappy People Lead

I prefer happiness to sadness. But what if sadness is an asset? Unhappy leaders: Martin Luther King Jr. tried to commit suicide twice before he was 13. (Time) (Winston Churchill’s) creative-depressive personality meant… Continue reading

How to Listen – Best Tip Ever

If you think listening is easy, you aren’t doing it. Listening is hard: Listening is hard because some people can’t stop talking. Perhaps a talk-timer would help, like a chess timer with a… Continue reading