Category Archive: Marks of leaders

A Butt-Kicking Project to Overcome the Drain of Talkative Leadership

You talk to solve problems, but what if your talking IS the problem? You talk to help, but what if your talking makes people feel helpless?   I asked a group, “What’s a… Continue reading

Bank Robbers Who Make Deposits

Rural drivers are dangerous. We own both sides of the road. Chances of meeting a driver coming the other direction are low. I’m more likely to meet a deer than a car when… Continue reading

Stop Punching Yourself in the Face: 13 Self-Defeating Behaviors to Avoid

It’s not good to knock-out yourself. Self-defeat is inevitable until you acknowledge you’re punching yourself in the face. 13 Self-Defeating Behaviors: #1. People pleasing that motivates to stress-out over opinions and approval. #2.… Continue reading

The Single Predictor of Long-Term Success

There’s hope for you if you aren’t the smartest person at the table. Average people succeed as long as they keep going when the path is steep. Talent, intelligence, good fortune, and opportunity… Continue reading

Neglected Realities: The Dog Ate Part of Your Puzzle

The games you play to be a “good” leader cause disappointment and frustration. The real you is all you have to give. 2 neglected realities of leadership: #1. Pieces are missing from your… Continue reading

Dear Dan – Is There Ever a Time to Not Forgive

Dear Dan, Is there ever a time to not forgive an offense, and instead seek for it to be righted? I worked with a group over the summer to redo the organizations discipline… Continue reading