7 Ways to Fail and Maintain Credibility

Failing well enhances leadership credibility; failing poorly destroys it. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” George Bernard Shaw Failures are inevitable.… Continue reading

Personal Frailties and Leadership Credibility

Sharing failures exposes performance deficiencies. Sharing frailties, on the other hand, concerns personal behaviors. Done well, sharing frailties strengthens connections and enhances credibility. Done poorly it demoralizes others, undermines leadership, and hinders organizational success.… Continue reading

Joe Tye: Finding his contribution Pt. 2

Joe Tye describes his past self as “substantially inauthentic and superficial.” (See Pt. 1) I think people who’ve found their soul can admit their superficiality. During the years of failure and struggle Joe… Continue reading

Joe Tye: Finding his contribution Pt. 1

Yesterday, I pulled notes out from my conversation with Joe Tye. I’ve held them back for weeks wondering how to write his story. I decided to just start. ***** With a chuckle, Joe… Continue reading

Britney Spears on Leadership

I woke up at midnight and I wrote down this post. Maybe that’s the reason it’s weird? Leadership lessons from Britney Spears songs: “Crazy” Chorus: Crazy, I just can’t sleep I’m so excited,… Continue reading

Four things to stop in order to fuel momentum

Stagnation is normal – persistent progress and forward momentum exceptional. Pretending, complaining, avoiding, and limiting won’t fuel progress. Stop Pretending Stop pretending you want change when in reality you want comfort. Usually comfort… Continue reading