Category Archive: Humility

Stop Working Hard to Remain Stupid

***** Inexperience is under rated. Inexperienced people enjoy the courage of ignorance. They say, “Why not” rather than “we tried that.” Ignorance allows them to see what could be. They see fewer problems… Continue reading

The Power of Frustrating Leadership Friends

People who frustrate you fill holes in your leadership. You need them more than you think. I took on my first leadership challenge in 1981. I didn’t even know what leadership meant. I did know… Continue reading

What the Heck is a “Ding in the Universe”

I never appreciated Steve Jobs’ quote, “I want to put a ding in the universe,” until I talked with Gary Hamel, Wall Street Journal’s #1 most influential business thinker. I asked Gary what… Continue reading

Long Noses Build Big Barriers

Brain power, skills, and success beckon leaders to believe they are better than others when they aren’t. The most repulsive lie leaders believe about themselves is the long-nose-lie, “I’m better than.” Everyone sees… Continue reading

The Most Dangerous Lie Leaders Believe

The most dangerous lie leaders tell themselves is, “I know.” DeBono wisely said, “Those who think they know, don’t.” All leaders fall prey to this lie, yes all. How many times have you… Continue reading

Exalting Leaders

Encourage and exalt leaders don’t pull them down. But you may say, “Won’t arrogance destroy them.” Destruction: Leaders hungry for power are dangerous. Arrogant leaders stop listening, grow autocratic, and become self-protective narcissists.… Continue reading