Category Archive: Marks of leaders

The CEO of Deloitte Learns Respect from his Dad

You should respect Jim Quigley, the leader of the world’s largest professional services organization. Jim Quigley told me, however, that leadership is about giving respect. Jim said, “What I believe about leadership I… Continue reading

Let’s get this party started

  10 Things you can do to make Monday great Make your opportunities; waiting won’t work. You’re the source of your own frustration when you wait rather than work. You’ll find greater satisfaction in life… Continue reading

7 Steps to Transformational Influence

The problem I have with Jeremie’s book is it’s inescapably practical. Jeremie Kubicek, President and CEO of GiANT Impact, focuses on potential beyond current expectations. My impression is based on a 45 minute phone… Continue reading

Stop asking “why”

I think you ask “why” too much and “what” too little. Asking “why” is a backward-facing activity that examines the past searching for excuses and someone to blame.  Asking “why” may be useful… Continue reading

Don’t Crumble From Within

He told me he’s doing things differently today. Twenty-five years ago he aggressively drove people to perform. Today he holds his tongue more, instructs and corrects less, observes longer, and judges more slowly.… Continue reading

Leading yourself into Humility

Image source I’ll never forget G.J. Hart’s observation about high potential leaders, “I can usually tell if they have the humility to make it.” He focused on character before talent or skill. Humility yields success;… Continue reading