Category Archive: Humility

My Disappointing Adventure with Humility

Three years ago I took the VIA Survey of Character Strengths and Virtues. I received a ranked list of twenty-four character traits. The top of the list represented qualities and traits that are… Continue reading

82% of Managers Have the Wrong Talent

Gallup finds that companies choose managers with the wrong talent 82% of the time. Bill Clinton’s campaign for President was advanced by the slogan, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Organizations that want to attract… Continue reading

Get a Grip on Your Schedule when Work is Out of Control

Time pressure is a symptom of technology, ignorance, and arrogance. The promise of more time and shorter workweeks is a fantasy for the leaders I work with. Technology shrinks time and expands a… Continue reading

Lust for Skittles and Other Bad Habits

Wouldn’t it be great if lust for humility was as strong as lust for Skittles? Bad habits: Bad habits are like hungry babies screaming for attention. When you break a bad habit, you… Continue reading

Hey Leader, One More Time: It’s Not About YOU!

New Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Bill Treasurer to become eligible to win one of twenty complimentary copies of, The Leadership Killer: Reclaiming Humility in… Continue reading

How the Budweiser Frogs Illustrate the 3 C’s of Leadership

The skills and behaviors of leadership are accessible to anyone with average intelligence. Being smart helps, but it isn’t necessary. Effective leadership is challenging, but the next step usually isn’t complicated. The challenge… Continue reading