The One Behavior that Most Advances Your Leadership

Seeking feedback is at the top of the biggest leadership failures. (The Leadership Challenge) Everytime I’m asked about giving feedback, I ask, “What are you doing to seek feedback?” I do this because… Continue reading

7 Dangers of Weakness and Why You Undervalue Your Strength

The illusion of competence is deadly to successful leadership. Experience, success, position, and power give you the deadly illusion that you are good at nearly everything. But you’re exceptional only at one or… Continue reading

How to Expand Power and Lead with Honor

The ethical development and use of power is essential to leadership success. But anytime you rely on title or position, you’ve lost influence and resorted to intimidation. Coercive power offends talent. Think of… Continue reading

How to Protect Smart People From Dumb Decisions

Smart people make dumb decisions. Chances are you think you’re above average in intelligence. Most of us do. Even though it’s impossible for MOST OF US to be above average at anything. Two… Continue reading

12 Questions that Make you Look Like a Genius During Job Interviews

The questions you ask reveal your concerns, values, aspirations, and priorities. The questions you ask reflect who you are. No questions indicate: Low engagement. Inactive brains. Fear of looking dumb. Lack of aspiration.… Continue reading

4 Reasons People Don’t Enjoy Work

Drucker said, “A man (person) should never be appointed to a managerial position if his vision focuses on people’s weaknesses rather than on their strengths.” “… the defining characteristic of the very best… Continue reading