Category Archive: Marks of leaders

Connecting the good with the bad

One well timed conversation can change a person’s life. Last night I had a conversation with a young leader hungry to have an impact. Here’s a way you can approach these critical conversations.… Continue reading

QBQ! The Question Behind the Question

What I learned from QBQ! Blaming others is a powerful source of unhappiness and bitterness. Blaming propagates victim thinking and victims feel pushed around by others and circumstances. John Miller’s book “QBQ,” can… Continue reading

How to matter?

Good one-word definitions say enough.  John Maxwell defines leadership as, “Influence.”  His full definition is:  “Leadership is influence: nothing more, nothing less.” For the moment, I’ll stick with, “Leadership is influence.” I believe… Continue reading

How To Multiply Value

You add value by yourself. You multiply value by mentoring. I heard someone say, “When you mentor someone, you make them like yourself.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Steven Spielberg wisely… Continue reading

If frogs could fly

Frogs can’t fly and telling them to fly won’t help. Training them to fly won’t grow their little froggy wings. Offering a bonus if they fly won’t enable them to soar. Furthermore, giving… Continue reading

The positive power of confusion

Have you ever noticed that people seem to know how to do what they aren’t doing? Those who don’t do – know. It’s easy to know how-to-do something you’re not doing. During seminars/training, people come to… Continue reading