Category Archive: Marks of leaders

The Big Five of Remarkable Leadership

The good news is – with focus, passion, and commitment – you can move toward remarkable leadership. The big five of remarkable leadership: #1. Have enough ego to believe you earned your place… Continue reading

We Have Met the Enemy

You come to a point when you realize you are at the center of your deepest frustrations. What you do then, determines your destiny. Growth begins with the realization that you are the problem,… Continue reading

5 Ways to Dig Your Own Well

Your most powerful contributions are the answers you’ve found for yourself. A struggle answered is purpose found. Profundity is relative: What’s simple to you is profound to others. You’ve grown bored with the profound… Continue reading

The Secrets of Compassion for Leaders

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tzu Today’s challenge: Be passionate about compassionate leadership. Compassion doesn’t ignore problems. It isn’t neglecting results or sacrificing forward… Continue reading

Six Ways to Deal with Four Types of Jerks

You’re tempted to ignore the problems high performing jerks cause. It’s easy to deal with an incompetent jerk. Cowardice is the issue when leaders tolerate incompetent jerks. Leaders who tolerate destructive jerks hobble teams and… Continue reading

Pessimists Can’t Lead: 7 Ways to Find Optimism

Don’t imagine you energize others by reminding them they fall short. Negative leaders bring up opportunities in ways that make people feel like losers. “You should have been doing this all along.”  Pessimists suggest there’s… Continue reading