You Aren’t Fit to Lead if Your Greatest Strength is Seeing Weakness

You aren’t fit to lead if your greatest strength is seeing weakness. Smart talented leaders find it easy to point out inadequacies, describe what’s wrong, and explain disagreements. There’s no creativity in pointing… Continue reading

10 Questions Humble Leaders Ask Themselves

Self-importance blocks leadership. The difference between self-importance and knowing you matter is ego. Humble leaders know that others make their leadership. Humility enables confidence. Self-importance reflects ego. 7 indications you might be egotistical:… Continue reading

5 Ways Judgmental Leaders Move Forward by Withholding Judgement

Enter every interaction as a learner, even when you plan to teach. One difference between confidence and arrogance is an open mind.  Bring what you know, after exploring what you don’t.  The only hope… Continue reading

4 Ways to Lead Taking-Action Meetings

The trouble with meetings is the preference for information and disinterest in taking action. How many people enter meetings prepared to take action, change behaviors, or adjust strategies? There is too much, “What… Continue reading

How to Practice Feedback-Seeking and Take Your Career to the Next Level

There is too much emphasis on giving feedback and too little on seeking it.  Create a culture where feedback-seeking is expected, habitual, and honored. 3 principles for feedback-seeking: #1. Establish objectives before seeking… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: I Work with a Very Negative Team

Hi Dan, I hope you’re doing well. I look forward to reading your posts everyday. I am currently working with a team that is very negative. As their team leader I should be… Continue reading