Category Archive: Marks of leaders

How to Bridge the Perilous Gap Between Impact and Intent

The way you occur to others and the way you imagine yourself are completely different people. You interpret your heart. Others interpret your behavior. The perceptions of others wouldn’t matter if leadership was… Continue reading

How to use Anxiety as a Decision-Making Tool

A little anxiety keeps you on your toes. Unease makes you alert and helps you bring your best to challenges and opportunities. Unanswered anxiety spirals out of control. One fear cascades into another.… Continue reading

How to Get the Most from Chapter Four

The six chapters in the leader’s journey are: Believe you can make a difference. Engage in leading. Learn leadership skills and behaviors. Respond to adversity and disappointment with openness and resolve. Humility. Kindness.… Continue reading

5 Steps to Becoming a Bosshole

You’re a bosshole if the bar is high and you kick people when they fall short. High expectation apart from kindness is cruel. Bossholes kick people when they’re down. 5 steps to becoming… Continue reading

The Effort Illusion: Hard Work is the Answer

Repetition isn’t the answer when you aren’t getting where you want to go. But sometimes progress is the opportunity to sing again. Hard work isn’t the answer: #1. Hard work isn’t the answer… Continue reading

The Secret to Credibility, Influence, and Impact

A credibility gap ends influence and limits impact. All that’s left – once credibility is lost – is the use of position and power. According to Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner The Five… Continue reading