Category Archive: Servant-leadership

5 Reasons People Wish Lousy Leaders Would Stay Away

I’m a huge fan of leadership walk-abouts. But if you’re a lousy leader, just stay in your office and keep doing the “important” work you think you’re doing. 5 reasons people wish lousy… Continue reading

Leadership Identity – Self-Perception Determines How You Lead

“We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.” Anonymous* Competence enjoys challenge, but when you see yourself as incompetent, challenge ignites anxiety. Focus on the incompetency of… Continue reading

What if Self-Love is Conceit – The Purpose of Self-Love

Self-love is, according to the song, the greatest love of all. But self-love isn’t an end itself, especially for leaders. The lyric goes on, “I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s… Continue reading

The Real Reason Rudolph Flew from Outcast to Hero is Not About Red Noses

No one sings about your nose. But when Santa said, “Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?” Rudolph became the most famous reindeer in history. But there’s more to Rudolph’s fame than bad weather… Continue reading

Feeling Uncertain – How to Look Forward with Confidence

Focusing on an unknowable future creates anxiety in the present. Confidence toward the future is found in making contribution today. Looking forward with confidence: #1. Pursue meaning not happiness. The pursuit of happiness… Continue reading

Living for Something Bigger than Yourself: The Obsession of Successful Leaders

Rise above self-obsession so you can live for something bigger than yourself. You might be self-obsessed if you: Always know the “right” way. Can’t take criticism. Make excuses for your flaws, frailties, and… Continue reading