Category Archive: Marks of leaders

You can’t get there from here

An outsider stopped outside a cedar clad country store. Sitting on the weathered porch a wrinkled New Englander eyeballed the flat lander climb out of a shiny SUV. The city slicker called to… Continue reading

Big enough to be rude?

Large companies and important people can be rude. I’m not saying its right but it’s true. They can ignore common people and cut to the head of the line. They can walk past… Continue reading

Why do people follow?

The question of why people follow isn’t settled. Is following about leaders or is following about followers? Chances are it isn’t an either or question. Most leadership books focus on leaders but there… Continue reading

Selfish coward or loyal supporter

“My boss threw me under the buss.” “I did most of the work but my boss took all of the credit.” “I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard my supervisor taking credit… Continue reading

Certainty?

Leaders go places. You won’t be certain of how to get there.  You won’t be certain of the outcomes. Go with your highest point of confidence. Once you identify your highest point of… Continue reading

High Potentials

Leaders frequently complain, “We can’t find good people.  Where are all the good people?” How can leaders identify high potential employees, managers, or volunteers?  First, can they sizzle in the pan awhile?  A… Continue reading