Category Archive: Leadership quotes

How to Look Smart When Seeking Advice

Don’t worry. You won’t look stupid if you seek advice. There’s wisdom in not-knowing. Ancient wisdom: Research agrees with ancient wisdom. Advice-seeking is smart. And it makes you look smart when done skillfully.… Continue reading

How to Say No Like a Leader

Tony Blair said, “The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes.” Warren Buffett’s success is attributed to saying no to a thousand deals in order to say yes to a few… Continue reading

Three Leadership Quotes from the Movie Black Panther

We just watched the movie Black Panther. Frankly, I thought it was ho hum. Maybe because I was comparing it to Wonder Woman which rocked. However, I heard some great leadership wisdom from… Continue reading

Momentum: What it is and 5 Ways to Get It

Negative momentum punches you in the gut every step of the way. But, positive momentum makes everything easier. It is never the size of your problem that is the problem. It’s a lack… Continue reading

Solving the Pathetic Meeting Problem

Orderly leadership meetings are pathetic and useless. Head-nodding sessions are exercises in futility that waste resources, talent, and time. Cancel them and do something productive. The spirit of agreement permeates pointless leadership meetings.… Continue reading

Six Ways to Deal with Messy People

The easiest, short-term leadership strategy is avoiding people. Just hide in your office doing paperwork. Connecting with people is messy. Hidden baggage bubbles just under the skin. Emotions erupt. Priorities shift. Personal lives… Continue reading