Category Archive: Humility

The Almost – But Not Quite – Leader

Hands go up when I ask, “How many have room to grow as leaders?” But, when I say, “Tell me where you need to grow,” it’s quiet. Heads nod when I say, “Leaders… Continue reading

How to Tap the Power of Permission for Happiness

Unhappy leaders build miserable teams. If you’re surrounded by unhappiness, it’s time to look in the mirror. The power of permission: Leaders gives permission by the example they set. Leaders give teams permission to be… Continue reading

How to Reach Beyond the Limitations of Your Talent

You suck at many things and excel at few. If you’re a “know all – decide all” leader: Create hierarchy. Stick with your expertise. Control everything. Surround yourself with kowtowing conformists. 5 signs you’re… Continue reading

7 Ways to be Pigheaded without being a Jackass

Success requires stubbornness. Think Winston Churchill or Gandhi. Be pigheaded about something magnificent. It can’t be done: Successful leaders find energy in challenge and difficulty. Watch what happens when you tell a leader… Continue reading

What I Would Say to My Younger Self

The first time I was asked what advice I would give my younger self, I instantly knew the answer. “Get over yourself.” The trouble with the question is my younger self wouldn’t listen.… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Humble without Shooting Yourself in the Foot

Dear Dan, I have a question regarding your post on Humility. You point out that as leaders we need to provide opportunities for others to shine, so that they even outperform you. Now,… Continue reading