Category Archive: Humility

7 Dangers of Weakness and Why You Undervalue Your Strength

The illusion of competence is deadly to successful leadership. Experience, success, position, and power give you the deadly illusion that you are good at nearly everything. But you’re exceptional only at one or… Continue reading

How to Expand Power and Lead with Honor

The ethical development and use of power is essential to leadership success. But anytime you rely on title or position, you’ve lost influence and resorted to intimidation. Coercive power offends talent. Think of… Continue reading

Dear Dan: How Do You Keep Learning

Dear Dan, Just curious – what are some things you do to keep learning? … How do you keep yourself continually looking for inspiration? Thanks, Katie Thanks for your question, Katie. Learning is… Continue reading

Facing the Greatest Struggle of Leadership

Say, “I’m learning,” not “I’ve learned.” “I’ve learned,” gives the impression of arrival and we both know you ain’t there yet.   Learning or learned: Learning is a matter of the heart, not… Continue reading

How to Bridge the Perilous Gap Between Impact and Intent

The way you occur to others and the way you imagine yourself are completely different people. You interpret your heart. Others interpret your behavior. The perceptions of others wouldn’t matter if leadership was… Continue reading

Exclude the “But”

Ask some leaders to describe the last time they said, “Thank you,” and you’ll hear crickets or excuses. “They know I appreciate their work.” “I don’t want people to feel they’ve arrived.” “I… Continue reading