Category Archive: Marks of leaders

The Way You See Yourself is the Way You See the World

Perspective is a way of seeing. We see the present and future as we are. Your way of seeing doesn’t change the world; it shapes your approach to the world. Perspective births attitude.… Continue reading

The Power of Mother-Leader

I’ve been asking people to complete this sentence. “My mom is reflected in my life when I ….” (You can add a bit of explanation.) If leadership is influence, mother is the first… Continue reading

How Successful Leaders Navigate Disruption

Success during disruption is a function of opportunity, humility, talent, and focus – the elimination of distraction. Ego hinders meaningful contribution. Avoid Superhero Syndrome.  Superhero-leaders work too hard rescuing others. It feels good… Continue reading

Power in the Face of Disruption

The difference between wannabe leaders and actual leaders is focus. I’ve been asking leaders, “What would make this week just a little better than last week?” A diet of doom and gloom is… Continue reading

The Secret that Turns Frailty to Opportunity

The façade of competence destroys leaders. Disruption, adversity, and crisis remind you of frailty. How you respond to frailty sets the course of your future. Frailty strengthens you to release: Self-absorption. Self-infatuation. Self-glorification.… Continue reading

How to Expand Leaders with the Many-Selves Idea

I’m capable of many responses to the same situation. Some responses are noble and others, disadvantageous and self-defeating. Smart people are capable of self-destructive behaviors. Many selves: I have many selves inside me.… Continue reading