Category Archive: Marks of leaders

3 Shifts that Expand Influence

The way you treat others is the chief culture building influence in your organization. Lousy leaders act like individual contributors. Incompetent leaders can’t see the impact of their attitudes, words, and actions. Newton… Continue reading

Frustrated with Others But Comfortable with Yourself

It’s dangerous to evaluate others and affirm yourself. Self-affirmation – apart from self-evaluation – is the beginning of self-deception and the end of self-development. It’s perverse to give yourself a hand and give… Continue reading

How You Have Inescapable Impact

No one can live as an individual. “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;” John Donne Impact: If you… Continue reading

Engagement is Getting People to Do Things THEY Want to Do

It’s a mistake to believe leadership is getting people to do what you want them to do. Engagement is getting people to do things THEY want to do. Pressure: Pressuring people to do… Continue reading

20% Walk Around Time And Other Tips for Successful CEOs

If the most powerful thing leaders do is connect, the most dangerous is isolation. (Inspired by Henry Mintzberg .) Relationship building: “Half of Americans view themselves as lonely,” David Cordani, chief executive of Cigna. (NPR.) Cigna… Continue reading

7 Leader-Leeches Who Drain Everyone

Leeches have suckers at both ends.  Britannica says there are 650 species of leeches. 7 Leader-Leeches: #1. Busy leader-leeches Always in a hurry. (Related to the dreaded squirrel-leech.) Complete low-priority items and delay… Continue reading