Category Archive: Servant-leadership

Big Shot, Bureaucrat, or Servant Leader

The way you view yourself sets the trajectory of your leadership. You might pressure people into conformity, but that never wins hearts. You must choose between short-sighted coercion and servant leadership. Choose who… Continue reading

The Answer to Boredom isn’t Variety

Everyday Phil wakes up it’s February 2 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania – Groundhog Day.  That’s what happens to Phil Connors (Bill Murray) in the comedy classic, Groundhog Day. Maybe you feel like it’s 2:00… Continue reading

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