Category Archive: Marks of leaders

Crashing barriers to fulfillment at work

Inept leaders drain enthusiasm; create negative work-cultures, and generate unfulfilled, self-centered, inward-facing employees. Great leaders know how to infuse people with fulfillment. Emphasize value: The barrier of meaningless work is broken when the… Continue reading

From Low impact to High impact leadership

I’m surprised that some people have low or no desire for high influence, high impact leadership. It seems unnatural to me. However, I meet people that seem not to care. Here’s what I… Continue reading

Three Things Strong Leaders Do

One: Keep it simple: Harry Kraemer explained in a world of complex challenges and opportunities strong leaders keep things simple. He made me think of something I love saying, “Any fool can make… Continue reading

Journey to silence

HARRY M. JANSEN KRAEMER, JR., is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Baxter International Inc., a $9 billion global healthcare company with 52,000 team members. He’s a clinical professor of management… Continue reading

Try less

Chances are you don’t need encouragement to try harder and reach higher. It’s in your nature. That’s one reason you’re reading this blog. Today, try less – “be” more Yesterday, I mentioned Frances… Continue reading

Lessons from a Lifetime in Leadership

Jim Kouzes thinks Frances Hesselbein is a national treasure. Stephen Covey said she is, “extraordinary.” The father of modern management, Peter Drucker thought she was the greatest leader in the country. The President… Continue reading