Category Archive: Leading

Defeating the Demon of Leadership Loneliness

Leading sets you apart from others. Being out in front means you may walk alone. Additionally, you work to understand others but do others understand you? If you feel alone, you aren’t alone. … Continue reading

Failures Let People Fail

If you hear the train’s whistle and see the light in the tunnel you know the train’s coming. If you let a train wreck happen without saying something, at best you’re foolish at… Continue reading

20 Commitments that Enhance Leadership

Leaders without commitments frantically bounce like balls in pinball machines with no clear direction. Commitments are stabilizing stakes in the ground that guide behaviors and inform decisions. Commitments are decisions you don’t reconsider. Top leadership commitments include: Care. Serve.… Continue reading

13 New-Leader Screw Ups

Mistakes matter more when you’re the new kid on the block. Long-term relationships contextualize and soften occasional screw ups. 13 mistakes new leaders make: Forgetting your arrival stresses others, including those who hired… Continue reading

Who Pulled the Trigger on bin Laden

Mark Owen (Not his real name) explained his firsthand view of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound on 60 minutes Sunday night. Scott Pelley interviewed the former Navy SEAL who gave… Continue reading

The Rest of the David-Goliath Story

David versus Goliath is the quintessential story of winning in the face of insurmountable challenges. Most know the story of the shepherd boy, with a sling and stone, who defeated the mighty warrior.… Continue reading