Category Archive: Success

Fuel for the Journey

Leading drains. Obligations weigh down. Expectations from others deplete. Dissatisfaction with yourself – the worst downer of all – saps energy. Add the problem of critics with personal agendas and you have a… Continue reading

Simple Isn’t Simple

Any fool can create complex. Complexity leads to confusion. Confusion leads to uncertainty. Uncertainty produces cowardice. Cowards never take meaningful action. Simplicity: Longfellow said, “… in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.”… Continue reading

When Celebrating Demotivates

Teams who don’t celebrate wins don’t appreciate gains, respect progress, or honor effort. But… Teams who celebrate half-wins end up not winning at all. I’m a huge fan of celebrating progress. But celebrate… Continue reading

Confronting Toxicity

Average leaders get things done. Exceptional leaders build environments where others get things done. Average leaders fix. Exceptional leaders build. You begin thinking leadership is all about results, but come to learn it’s about… Continue reading

Top Ten Qualities of Exceptional Leaders

Fitting in is the formula for mediocrity. Average is safe, boring, and deadly. I’ve been rubbing elbows with outstanding leaders from organizations on the Great Place to Work list of exceptional companies. Excellence… Continue reading

How to Avoid Failing Successfully

If busy equals success, you’ve arrived. But, the busier you are the easier it is to forget what matters. Hectic leaders are distracted leaders. Leaders without focus succeed at what doesn’t matter. Busy leaders get… Continue reading