Category Archive: Humility

4 Questions in 4 Days That Strengthen Teams and Elevate Performance – Pt. 2

The tyranny of the urgent sucks the life out of your best self. You get lost in results. People are tools. Relationships become burdens.   Today’s question: How do you want to show… Continue reading

An Amazingly Practical Approach to Practicing a Growth Mindset

Without exception, growth is a lifelong process for all successful leaders. You may be mature in a few areas of leadership, but we’re all infants in many.   Community: Growth requires community. We… Continue reading

Arrogance and Other Concerns with Stretching People

This post is a follow up to this morning’s post, “How to Stretch People without Breaking Them.” Thanks to the people who added comments and inspired this post. Arrogance: The idea of stretching… Continue reading

Empathy Protects You From Being a Jerkhole

Boldness, toughness, and grit are great leadership qualities, but empathy makes them effective. Apart from empathy, leaders are jerkholes. Empathy is: Empathy is stepping into someone’s experience. Empathy is laughing when someone laughs… Continue reading

One Essential After Being Passed Over For Promotion

They chose someone else. You were passed over for promotion. You keep telling yourself there’s a silver lining. But your inner critic is going nuts and it feels like everyone in the office… Continue reading

5 Ways to Answer Self Importance and Move Toward Humility

“I don’t like it that helping can make me feel superior to others.” The young woman on my team who spoke those words volunteered at a homeless shelter Sunday night. We spoke Monday morning… Continue reading