Category Archive: Marks of leaders

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

Most frequent leadership advice of Jim Kouzes

I recently asked bestselling author and leadership expert, Jim Kouzes some questions. Here’s part of that exchange. ***** Leadership Freak: “What piece of leadership advice do you give out most frequently?” Jim Kouzes:… Continue reading

The leadership shift

Great leaders know success is about others and not themselves. They shift focus from the way others treat them to how they treat others. Sadly, some leaders focus on themselves and expect others… Continue reading