Category Archive: Mistakes

The George H.W. Bush Quote They’re Getting Wrong

I’ve seen a George H.W. Bush quote floating around on the Internet that completely misses the point. Former President George Bush didn’t say, “I think history will point out some of the things… Continue reading

How to Bare Your Neck Like a Leader

People build walls of self-protection because they are afraid. “… if you are humble, if you make people realize that you are no threat to them, then they will  embrace you.” Nelson Mandela… Continue reading

Which Comes First – Quantity or Quality

“The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the… Continue reading

With Regards to the Women and Men who Fight On

Ease is evil. Fight on: Trying hard and falling short feels like a punch to the gut. But what’s the alternative. Half-hearted effort? Playing it safe? Ease? Half-hearted effort insults your team and… Continue reading

3 Rules for “Not Helping” Like a Leader

Under-helpful leaders seem distant and uncaring. Over-helpful leaders encourage irresponsibility and low engagement. 3 rules for “not helping” like a leader: #1. Don’t fix the mistakes of capable team members. The operative word… Continue reading

Blind-Eye-Dumb and Other Stupid Things Leaders Do

Don’t be offended at today’s title. Stupid comes before smart. If you aren’t stupid, you’re “too” smart. But repeated stupid in the same way is dumb. People who think they know – when… Continue reading