Category Archive: Marks of leaders

The value of ignorance

Everyone is ignorant of many things and knowledgeable about very few. Ignorance has nothing to do with intelligence and everything to do with not knowing. Intelligent people can be ignorant. You may be knowledgeable… Continue reading

How not to drive others nuts

You do things that drive others nuts. You frustrate, irritate, disorient, and disappoint. You may not know how irritating you are One of the guys on my leadership team is a doer-maximus. He… Continue reading

Measuring intangibles

“What gets measured gets done, what gets rewarded gets repeated.” It feels awkward to measure the relational aspect of leadership. For example, setting a goal to have a two minute conversation with three… Continue reading

Leaders treating others like dogs

We owned a miniature dachshund that joyfully welcomed us home every day. He’s gone now and frankly, we miss the sound of his miniature paws paddling around on our floors. One day I… Continue reading

Pressure to be invisible

Image source “The world belongs not to those who fit in but to those who stand out,” Anonymous. The challenge The trouble with standing out is – standing out. Standing out isn’t always… Continue reading

Over commit to one thing

“Successful people have a glaring tendency to over commit,” Marshal Goldsmith. Leaders live for opportunities. Opportunities ignite passions. As a result they may chase too many chickens at once and end up empty… Continue reading