Category Archive: Marks of leaders

10 Ways to Identify and Maximize Champions

There’s a champion connected to every significant achievement. The trouble with corporate teams is they feel too little. Great ideas apart from passionate champions never soar. What ignites fire in your heart? Do that.… Continue reading

10 Ways to be Angry Like a Leader

Leaders who suppress anger live with the ponderous weight of things unsaid. Embrace the power of letting yourself be angry. Expression: Anger isn’t the main issue, expression is.  Spontaneous expressions of anger like… Continue reading

How to Feel in Control and Six other Powers of Leadership Rituals

Repetition feels like drudgery.  Don’t let disdain of repetition be the reason you miss the power of leadership rituals. 7 powers of leadership rituals: #1. Rituals make you feel powerful. Express your power to… Continue reading

How to See the Bad and Pursue the Good

Confronting things you don’t like is part of leadership. Whining and complaining is not. It takes real leadership to see the bad and pursue the good. If you aren’t careful, you become a spiraling… Continue reading

7 Ways to Become a Leader Today, Even if you Already Have a Corner Office

The things you do alone, with few exceptions, are not leadership.  Busyness doesn’t make you a leader, even though leaders work hard. Not a leader: Sign papers in your office. Complete a project… Continue reading

How to Set Soft Goals and Measure Soft Results

Achieving results is a walk in the park compared to navigating the fuzzy side of leadership. Measuring success is even more difficult. The soft stuff: Building relationships. Managing energy. Staying curious. Technical skills… Continue reading