Category Archive: Values

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Over-committed leaders may be remarkable for a while, then they aren’t. Over-commitment dilutes and destroys. Cracks and work: Things are falling through the cracks. I love hard work. I don’t want to work less.… Continue reading

How Values Expedite Connection and Integration

We’re integrating a new team member. I asked her about values. Her first words were about excellence. Values as points of integration and connection: She’ll interact with team members with their own personal values.… Continue reading

How to Get the Most From Irritating People

You don’t want to understand irritating people. You want to control, correct, or eject them. Leaders who don’t understand irritating people resort to authority and miss opportunity. Influence and personal growth decline in proportion… Continue reading

Seven Ways to Spot Advice You Should Follow

Wise leaders listen to wise leaders. But, the danger of seeking advice is listening to fools. Avoid advice from arrogant know-it-alls who are eager to tell you what to do. 3 ways to… Continue reading

How to Energize Your Organization

The four elements of unhappiness are helplessness, paralysis, isolation, and insignificance. You can’t feel happy and feel like you don’t matter. Energy: Successful leaders energize. Happiness is energy. Success always includes making someone feel happy.… Continue reading

John Maxwell on the Three Phases His Journey Pt. 3

Isolation limits potential, restricts capacity, and lowers impact. Influence expands exponentially through partnerships. Isolation is the enemy. The first phase of a leader’s journey is having followers. The second is developing leaders. The… Continue reading