Category Archive: Humility

How to Eliminate the Source of Unhappiness in Leadership

Unhappiness comes to leaders through many channels but one main source. Channels of unhappiness: Pissing on everything. When everything is a pissing contest, you live in constant need to outdo others. Ultimately, you’re… Continue reading

The Skill Leaders Neglect to Their Peril

Make a list of essential leadership qualities and you’ll likely leave off an essential to success. The top 21 skills and behaviors of successful leaders: Grit. Compassion. Integrity. Vision. Courage. Passion. Communication. Decisiveness.… Continue reading

Why You Need to Know You Ain’t All That

The sooner you realize you’re remarkable at very few things and lousy at many, the better off you and your team will be. If you usually come out on top when you compare… Continue reading

Edgar and Peter Schein on Humble Leadership

When Edgar Schein said*, “The essence of humility is not interpersonal,” my brain lit up. Ed and Peter explained that they aren’t focusing on humility in relation to other people. As I considered… Continue reading

A Simple Strategy for Developing Humble Teams

Rigorous humility begins with ruthless honesty. You might not know if you’re humble, but you can certainly know if you’re practicing humility. Leaders practice humility in community, not isolation. From a leadership point… Continue reading

The One Behavior that Most Advances Your Leadership

Seeking feedback is at the top of the biggest leadership failures. (The Leadership Challenge) Everytime I’m asked about giving feedback, I ask, “What are you doing to seek feedback?” I do this because… Continue reading