Category Archive: Marks of leaders

Are You the Captain of the Titanic

Disconnected leaders are captains on the Titanic.  Comfortable disconnection in the present signals failure in the future. Isolation may feel comfortable – especially in difficult situations – but it sinks leaders and organizations.  … Continue reading

Fearful Leaders Hoard Control – Courageous Leaders Give Power

Feeling powerful expands possibility, elevates engagement, and enables initiative. Feeling powerless creates weakness, dependence, and fear. People who feel powerful see opportunity. People who feel powerless feel threat. Control freaks make others feel powerless.… Continue reading

How to Embrace Your Nobility and Lead with Dignity

I decided to begin the presentation, “Thank you for being heroes.” But, I ended up saying the opposite. It was dark while I drove to the hotel. I was scheduled to give a… Continue reading

7 Ways to Practice Accountability With Heart

You elevate your leadership when you express your heart. Weak leaders hide from heart. All they care about is the bottom line. Heart is the strongest thing about you. You project strength when… Continue reading

How to Maximize the Seven Levels of Leadership

Leaders rise or fall at points of execution and completion. [Video version of this post.] 7 levels of leadership: #1. Believe you can make a difference. Roots of belief: Someone saw something in… Continue reading

Cold Leaders Have a 1-in-2000 Chance to Make it to the Top 25%

I’m still grappling with the realization that kindness/warmth is inconvenient. I’d be kind if I had the time. Thankfully, when I work with people or organizations, they are my agenda. But what if… Continue reading