Category Archive: Marks of leaders

Bias When Hiring Mommies, Musicians, and Light Skinned Blacks

Everyone has bias. It’s dangerous to think otherwise. When you meet job candidates, you form first impressions that include stereotypes and biases. (Not all stereotypes are bad.) In order to recruit and retain… Continue reading

People Can’t See Your Heart When You’re Lost in Your Head

I can not notice people. I want to notice, but I’m easily distracted. People can’t see your heart, when you’re lost in your head. It doesn’t matter if you want to notice people.… Continue reading

5 Ways to Build Your Reputation as a Leader

People justify their judgement once they tag you with a reputation. Character is more important than reputation. But leaders ignore the latter to their peril. You have one: Reputation is the way people… Continue reading

3 Prevailing Beliefs that Limit Leadership

What you believe about yourself, others, and events governs your attitudes and behaviors. Limiting beliefs produce limited results. 3 prevailing beliefs that limit leadership: #1. Leaders are tough. Leaders do tough things. Successful… Continue reading

How Haters and Supporters Produce the Same Results

Compassionate supporters and negative haters often employ similar behaviors that produce the same results. Haters and supporters: Haters gossip and backstab in the shadows. But when it’s time to work on improving someone’s… Continue reading

Four Opportunities to Move First and Lead with Confidence

The difference between a leader and a follower is moving first. Ask yourself, “How will I move first?” if you aspire to lead. #1. Care first. Selfishness – disadvantaging others for the advantage… Continue reading