Category Archive: Marks of leaders

How to Solve “With” not “For”

Struggles strengthen; don’t solve stresses for others – solve stresses with others. Yesterday I posted, “22 Ways to Dramatically Increase Your Influence.” I’m expanding on number seven. With not for: When your team’s winning, stay… Continue reading

22 Ways to Dramatically Increase Your Influence

Some leaders are born; most are made. But, all leadership is influence. Long-term, powerful influence is never an accident; it’s always intentional.  Experience and research indicate these 22 principles and behaviors dramatically increase… Continue reading

Marginal Success Creates Exponential Potential

Ignorance and uncertainty indicate you’re breaking new ground. Yesterday’s after action meeting confirms ignorance is stressful, slow, and expensive. The team determined our last innovative initiative could be executed more effectively with half… Continue reading

Verizon’s former CEO – Most Important Advice

Image source This post is based on my conversation with Denny Strigl. Denny was instrumental in launching the first cellular network in the U.S. He eventually became the president and CEO of Verizon… Continue reading

Don’t Share Your Feelings – Tap into Them

Image source: Matias Costa for The New York Times You can ignore how you feel, you can share how you feel, or you can tap into your emotions and use them to lift others.… Continue reading

20 Proven Things All Great Leaders Always Do

In an inconsistent world, great leaders are consistent. Image source Great leaders always: Tell the truth. Demand the truth. Act in the best interest of their organization. Get results through others. Celebrate the… Continue reading