Category Archive: Marks of leaders

The Shocking Truth about Disrespect and How to Overcome It

Nearly 80% of people who feel disrespected are less committed*. Those who aren’t committed find fault. Those who are committed find a way. It might feel good to ‘put people in their place,’… Continue reading

Why Lousy Leaders Succeed

The worst result of bad leaders is they deflate the drive to be good. Why try, if lousy leaders succeed? A few weeks back a reader asked why bad leaders succeed. His question… Continue reading

82% of Managers Have the Wrong Talent

Gallup finds that companies choose managers with the wrong talent 82% of the time. Bill Clinton’s campaign for President was advanced by the slogan, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Organizations that want to attract… Continue reading

3 Shifts that Bring Stability to Chaos

Environments created by out-of-touch leaders are filled with frustration, distrust, and defeat. Disconnected decision-makers create distress. Deeper concerns: New systems and processes help, but the deeper concern of organizational distress is leadership. What… Continue reading

Getting a Grip When Work is Nuts Pt. 1

We have to do something about crazy schedules! But please don’t give us something else to do. Anyone who tries to work at 100% capacity for 100% of the time will go nuts!… Continue reading

One Question and One Commitment that Enhance Well-Being

One question and one commitment have the power to enhance well-being in others. But first, take a look the five elements of well-being from a Gallup study that represents 98% of the world’s… Continue reading