The 7 Seductions of Leadership

Position, status, and success don’t magically make you superior to others. Know-it-all leaders become less than they could be. The 7 seductions of leadership: Knowing ‘about’ is the same as knowing ‘how’. Position… Continue reading

Garbage Stinks – How to Benefit from Praise, Criticism, and Failure

Don’t drag garbage from the last thing you did into the next thing you do. Learn and throw it out. Respond to the present with the future in mind. Past failure teaches you… Continue reading

The Big Mouth Problem

You’re less likely to say something stupid if you listen more and speak less. Leaders need big ears and small mouths. Warnings and wisdom: Fools plug their ears and press forward into disaster,… Continue reading

Four Beliefs of Dingbat Leaders

There are smart leaders, stupid leaders, and then there are dingbat leaders. Leadership Freak definition of dingbat: A ‘dingbat’ is a smart person doing something stupid.* Smart people do stupid things. You forget… Continue reading

Miserable Leaders Spread Misery

Miserable leaders spread misery everywhere they go. Enjoy leading or get out of leadership. Stop spreading misery. Decide to enjoy leadership. You won’t enjoy every aspect of leadership but choose happiness every chance… Continue reading

How Imagination Ruins Leaders

Imagination destroys some and beats others down. Phantoms pollute thinking and poison reality. When imagination ruins you: #1. A phantom boss – that brings out your best – poisons your relationship with the… Continue reading