Category Archive: Success

How to Maximize the Seven Levels of Leadership

Leaders rise or fall at points of execution and completion. [Video version of this post.] 7 levels of leadership: #1. Believe you can make a difference. Roots of belief: Someone saw something in… Continue reading

Cold Leaders Have a 1-in-2000 Chance to Make it to the Top 25%

I’m still grappling with the realization that kindness/warmth is inconvenient. I’d be kind if I had the time. Thankfully, when I work with people or organizations, they are my agenda. But what if… Continue reading

A Failure at Kindness

Kindness, like most things, is easy until you get serious about it. I spent last week focused on kindness. It was a fiasco. It’s not that I’m unkind. You aren’t kind if all… Continue reading

Six Seconds to Win

You can’t give 100% effort 100% of the time. College football games are won by giving maximum focus and effort six seconds at a time. I watched James Franklin, head coach of Penn… Continue reading

21 Ways Dumb Leaders Drain Everyone’s Energy

Sometimes success is about what you don’t do. 21 ways a leader drains everyone’s energy: Laugh with the inner circle. Frown with the fringe. Pound your own chest. Complain about others. Spring new… Continue reading

The Truth About Self-Kindness

It’s hard for me to believe that I’m even thinking about self-kindness. I’m old school. Words like self-love and self-kindness set me on edge. We need responsibility and hard work, not self-kindness. Us… Continue reading