Category Archive: Marks of leaders

7 Ways to Take Responsibility for Team Success

The simplest definition of ‘leader’ is someone with followers. But how can you be worthy of being followed? “Leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do.” Frances Hesselbein “Becoming… Continue reading

Choose Your Focus Because Your Eyes Control Your Tongue

Teams and organizations move in the direction of the words they use. The most important thing I can say about your tongue is it’s a rudder. 7 powers of words: Words determine direction. … Continue reading

High Potentials – One of the First Leadership Freak Posts of All Time

Dear Reader, The following article is a repost of one of my first blogs. (Posted January 4, 2010.) I changed the image. But, other than that, it’s offered without edits. I’d change the… Continue reading

How to Stop Stealing Influence and Limiting Your Opportunities

Immaturity shows up thinking about itself. Maturity shows up thinking about others. In my immature twenties, I used language in a presentation that offended some and got me in hot water. When it… Continue reading

7 Ways to Know a Team Member is Ready to Stretch

Don’t coddle your team. Trust their ability to grow into new skills and responsibilities. Protecting people from challenges propagates dependence and sends the subtle signal that you don’t believe they will rise up.… Continue reading

How to Show Up, Stir Up, Build Up, and Shut Up

If you let your mind wander, you’ll end up where you don’t want to go. Give your personal leadership focus and direction. #1. Show Up. Bring your best self to work by determining… Continue reading