Category Archive: Marks of leaders

How Energy Increases, Strength Grows, and the Seduction of Doing Easy Things is Resisted

You don’t find strength while snoozing in a hammock or snacking at the movies. Expand potential by doing things that require energy and strength. Strength rises when you do hard things. No challenge… Continue reading

I Haven’t Grown Up – Have You?

We all get older but we’re children till we die. When my wife flirts with me, sarcastically I say, “Grow up!” But maybe we shouldn’t grow up. Perhaps we haven’t. Embrace your inner… Continue reading

How Motherhood Makes Many Women Better Leaders

“Motherhood transforms many women into better leaders.” Joann Lublin – Power Moms Lublin writes, “Tapping skills honed as time-starved parents, they set priorities well, multitasked, and delegated effectively.” And motherhood provides even bigger… Continue reading

The 6 Powers of Healthy Self-Doubt

It’s astonishing to see the confidence of leaders who oversee failure and still believe they have answers. Unchallenged self-belief produces intolerance. The problem of unchallenged self-belief is seen in arrogant politicians, interventionist news… Continue reading

The Five Freedoms of Gratitude

“Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.” Immanuel Kant Ingratitude is weak, small, ugly, arrogant, and contagious. Unthankful leaders repel healthy followers. Companions of ingratitude: Fear. Entitlement. Envy. Blame. Anger. Freedom: Gratitude is freedom.… Continue reading

One Year Ago Today: The Path From Empathy to Accountability

This post was published one year ago today. (11-15-2019) The ability to manage schedules, operate machines, or take someone’s temperature has nothing to do with leading. The challenges of leadership are human, not… Continue reading