Category Archive: Humility

10 Questions Humble Leaders Ask Themselves

Self-importance blocks leadership. The difference between self-importance and knowing you matter is ego. Humble leaders know that others make their leadership. Humility enables confidence. Self-importance reflects ego. 7 indications you might be egotistical:… Continue reading

5 Ways Judgmental Leaders Move Forward by Withholding Judgement

Enter every interaction as a learner, even when you plan to teach. One difference between confidence and arrogance is an open mind.  Bring what you know, after exploring what you don’t.  The only hope… Continue reading

The Butterfly Dust Incident

He looked up from the back deck and said he was going to fly. “How are you going to do that?” his mom asked. “I rubbed the dust from a butterfly’s wings on… Continue reading

93% of Successful Companies Abandon Their Original Strategy

I spent an hour discussing strategy with a group of 24 leaders. What I know is that the best ideas are yet to emerge. If you succeed, you most likely will let go… Continue reading

How to Uncover and Deliver Your Greatest Value as a Leader

We go to seminars and workshops and listen to successful people talk about their success. But the things that change us most are struggle, failure, adversity, and endurance. The deepest gifts you offer… Continue reading

5 Neglected Strategies to Connect with Others and Lead into the Future

Four years ago, I asked Henry Mintzberg for the word of advice he most frequently shares. His response is a guiding light. He said one word, “Connect.” Leadership in its fundamental form is… Continue reading