Category Archive: Success

The Boomerang Effect: The Dark Side of Enthusiasm

Lousy leaders keep the peace by giving gravy assignments to psychos and crappy assignments to people with good attitudes. The dark side of enthusiasm is ending up with all the crap assignments. To… Continue reading

How to Find Solutions without Getting Sucked into Problems

Suppose a leader’s team chronically under-performs. How might you help?   The beginning of transformation: Pain and frustration are opportunities for transformation. Success that breeds contentment destroys the future. Painful failure inspires openness… 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

How to Become a Big League Leader

Little League Leaders are pretty. Big League Leaders walk with a limp. Little League cp. Big League: Knocked down: You don’t know what you’re made of when you’re a Little League Leader. The… Continue reading

Caught with Their Pants Down

Some of the world’s great leaders emerge from the world of religion. I’m fascinated by a story that took place in the lakeside community of Capernaum sometime around 30 AD. It doesn’t matter… Continue reading

How to Inspire Others to Fly

Organizations that don’t develop leaders – die. One of the great questions of leadership is, “How are you inspiring others to fly?”   Surprisingly, baby bluebirds grow from birth to fledglings in about… Continue reading