Category Archive: Servant-leadership

Motivation to Televise Your Colonoscopy

Last year, Katie Couric convinced Jimmy Kimmel to televise his first colonoscopy. In 2000, Katie televised her own. What motivates a person to have a colonoscopy on national television? The answer is pain.… Continue reading

3 Reasons Leaders Sink

You never succeed when you poke holes in your own boat. 3 reasons leaders sink: #1. Need for dramatic results. The desire to make a BIG difference is deadly when it hinders incremental… Continue reading

Why Leadership Development is Superficial and How to Fix It

You’re missing the point if all you want to do is become a better leader. Your vision is puny. Maybe you’re self-centered. My passion: Developing leaders is a secondary passion in my life.… Continue reading

How the Budweiser Frogs Illustrate the 3 C’s of Leadership

The skills and behaviors of leadership are accessible to anyone with average intelligence. Being smart helps, but it isn’t necessary. Effective leadership is challenging, but the next step usually isn’t complicated. The challenge… Continue reading

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

4 Ways to Be a Happy Leader

“You don’t become happy by pursuing happiness. You become happy by living a life that means something.” Harold S. Kushner Happiness is a by-product. Happy Leadership: #1. Elevate relationship-building. Place relationship-building on par with… Continue reading