Category Archive: Mistakes

Open Leadership – the Failure Imperative

Few things are more powerful than a successful failure. Michel de Montaigne wisely said, “There are defeats more triumphant than victories.” Your good failures make you, your bad failures break you. Seneca said,… Continue reading

Beating skeptics

Every leader faces skeptics. It’s normal, in some cases healthy. You build bridges to skeptics when you: Get to the point I’m skeptical of people that never get to the point. It feels… Continue reading

Top 20 Stupid Leader Tricks

Never underestimate the potential and power of a good mistake. Wisdom is acquired when you learn from your mistakes. James Joyce wisely observes, “A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.” On the… Continue reading

Helping others help you

One reason leading feels thankless is you don’t feel supported. It’s likely others desire to support you.  However, it may be that others don’t know how to support you. For example, perhaps you’re… Continue reading

Too many questions

Are you bombarded with questions? Do people constantly ask you what they should do? Why leaders hear too many questions? You’ve delegated tasks rather than results, vision, and resources. Delegating tasks is too… Continue reading

How not to drive others nuts

You do things that drive others nuts. You frustrate, irritate, disorient, and disappoint. You may not know how irritating you are One of the guys on my leadership team is a doer-maximus. He… Continue reading