Category Archive: Marks of leaders

The Boomerang Effect: The Dark Side of Enthusiasm

Lousy leaders keep the peace by giving gravy assignments to psychos and crappy assignments to people with good attitudes. The dark side of enthusiasm is ending up with all the crap assignments. To… Continue reading

You Feel Things Your Team Shouldn’t Know About

Anyone with an ounce of responsibility knows “Express Yourself” is poppycock. Leadership requires emotional control. In praise of emotional control: Some get apoplectic when you suggest they should control their emotions rather than… Continue reading

How to Become a Big League Leader

Little League Leaders are pretty. Big League Leaders walk with a limp. Little League cp. Big League: Knocked down: You don’t know what you’re made of when you’re a Little League Leader. The… Continue reading

3 Ways to Navigate Tough Times

The things that matter most, matter most during tough times. 3 ways to Navigate tough times: #1: Prepare before tough times arrive. It’s too late to prepare for rough seas when the seas are… Continue reading

How to Bridge the Perilous Gap Between Impact and Intent

The way you occur to others and the way you imagine yourself are completely different people. You interpret your heart. Others interpret your behavior. The perceptions of others wouldn’t matter if leadership was… Continue reading

How to use Anxiety as a Decision-Making Tool

A little anxiety keeps you on your toes. Unease makes you alert and helps you bring your best to challenges and opportunities. Unanswered anxiety spirals out of control. One fear cascades into another.… Continue reading