Category Archive: Marks of leaders

4 Ways to Lead Yourself into a New Year

Novices think leadership begins with others. Leadership is about others but it begins with you. Ask novice-leaders what needs to be done and their sentences begin with “they”. Novice-leaders complain about others rather… Continue reading

The Grinch’s Heart Grew Three Sizes That Day

“And what happened, then? Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day. And then – the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch… Continue reading

How Santa is Jolly when he has Important Work to Do

The thing I like about Santa is he’s jolly. But how can you be happy when you have so much to do?   He has lots of help. I don’t know how many… Continue reading

The Gifts of Leadership: Equip Novices for Success and Stay Sane

Nothing is more important to the future than equipping new talent for success. It’s all about choice and approach. Avoid pretenders: What’s the response when you ask, “Do you want to grow yourself… Continue reading

The Gifts of Leadership: How to Give Advice That People Respect

People don’t want advice. They want the pain to go away. They want to keep doing the same thing but get different results. The world is full of answer-givers, but who can find a… Continue reading

Stop Domesticating Remarkable People

People in the middle are forgettable. Obsessed people are remarkable. Danger: Average leaders want everyone else to be average. Leaders face the danger of domesticating remarkable people. In the process, remarkable people become… Continue reading