Category Archive: Insecurity

A Young Leader Receives a Sh*t Sandwich

Incompetent leaders only have performance conversations when someone screws up. Things get worse when inept leaders finally have performance conversations. Michael Lapointe reminded me that incompetent leaders suck at performance conversations. (Michael left a… Continue reading

How to be the Inspirational Leader you Aspire to Become

Criticism and complaint seldom inspire people to take on new challenges. 4 essentials for inspirational leadership: Belief: You must believe in people in order to inspire them. Everyone who has achieved anything owes… Continue reading

A Page From my Personal Journal – April 16, 2003

April 16, 2003 Yesterday Dale went shopping for clothes without me. (We usually shop together.) She came back with two summer dresses that look very comfortable. One was pleasing to my eye. The… Continue reading

7 Smart Things to Do When Your Team is Smarter Than You

Leaders who move up, end up leading people who are smarter than they are. Be thankful, even if it’s stressful. Leaders who need to be the smartest person in the room: Propagate dumb… Continue reading

7 Responses to Reasoned Resistance

The line between bold and foolish is often determined by success or failure. Fearful organizations are full of people who know why it’s better to stay the same. Remarkable success requires boldness, but bold leaders… Continue reading

Stop Wasting Time: 10 Ways to Learn What Matters

One young leader is laid off. The other just started a new job. But, both shared the same concern. “How will I fit-in?” Our need to fit-in reflects our need to connect, belong, and… Continue reading