Category Archive: Leading

Talent is Never Enough

Adams and Jefferson, Founding Fathers of the United States, didn’t always like each other. Toward the end of their lives they came to appreciate and respect each other but for much of their… Continue reading

Manipulative Questions

Image source Questions may make others feel uncomfortable even manipulated. I felt disappointed when I was told, “Sometimes when you ask a question I think you already know the answer.” Ouch! It’s true; I… Continue reading

Successful Failure

Leaders who can’t fail won’t succeed because failure is essential to success. A world without failure is dead. Furthermore: Leaders frequently fail at letting others fail. Leaders who can’t let others fail: Limit growth.… Continue reading

10 Ways to Encourage Discouraged People

Leaders who lift get further than those who push down. Performance improves when people feel encouraged and declines when they lose hope. You don’t have to beat up high-performers – they do it to… Continue reading

Five Ways to Get Good at Mistake Making

***** The fear of making mistakes doesn’t prevent mistakes it destroys progress and growth. John Wooden said, “I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.” Challenge: Too many mistakes and you lose credibility. Too… Continue reading

Secrets to Leading Without Position or Authority

Yesterday, I asked an upper-level manager at one of the world’s largest organization how he’d risen through the ranks so rapidly – he lit up and talked collaboration. He’s succeeding because he influences… Continue reading