Category Archive: Leading

22 Powerful ways to Overcome Discouragement

Ignore anyone that says they don’t get discouraged. We are bombarded with – be positive, think positive – messages because leaders get discouraged. Sad but true. 22 suggestions for overcoming discouragement: Ask someone… Continue reading

Jim Quigley on Entitlement Thinking

This is the last installment of my fascinating interview with James Quigley, CEO of Deloitte, the largest professional services organization in the world. ********** The advice Jim Quigley, most frequently shares concerns hard work. He… Continue reading

The CEO of Deloitte Learns Respect from his Dad

You should respect Jim Quigley, the leader of the world’s largest professional services organization. Jim Quigley told me, however, that leadership is about giving respect. Jim said, “What I believe about leadership I… Continue reading

10 Steps Gutsy Leaders Take

Six reasons leaders wimp out: Avoiding conflict. Striving for certainty. Avoiding career risk. (Butt kissing) Lack of self-confidence. Lack of urgency. Protecting your turf. Two results of wimpy leadership: Leaders that won’t make… Continue reading

3 Reasons people resist your leadership

Don’t expect people to automatically follow you because you have a leadership title. If you sign their pay check they may conform but won’t necessarily follow. Resistance isn’t always bad; it may reflect… Continue reading

5 Cures for Leadership-loneliness

Leaders feel lonely. Relationship boundaries stretch and occasionally break. In addition, change, innovation, or new initiatives may cause loyalties to evaporate. If you’ve never experienced the loneliness of leadership, I wonder if you’ve… Continue reading