Category Archive: Humility

The Answer is Who

Immature leaders nurse on the bottle of disappointment. Yes, people have weaknesses and shortcomings. But you don’t bring out their best by sucking on the bottle of frustration. The people on your team… Continue reading

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