Tag Archive: arrogance

Popping the Self-Delusion Bubble

The trouble with illusion is delusion. I woke up this morning disturbed at the subtlety of self-delusion. Deluded leaders believe they’re… Supportive but demanding, instead. Humble but in reality, arrogant. Listening when they’re… Continue reading

10 Ways to Spot Authentic Leaders

Authenticity, like trust, feedback, and empowerment are words tossed around in leadership circles like nuts at a squirrel buffet. But, talk isn’t always cheap. Words change lives and organizations. However, talk is nearly… Continue reading

The Surprising Path to the Future

The real problem with problems is they draw you into the past. Fixing problems is focusing on something that already happened. The power of leadership is creating something new not fixing something old. On… Continue reading

6 Ways Successful Leaders Think

Only fools plan to fail. Leaders always plan to succeed. Working on plans is working to anticipate and nullify reasons for failure. But, failure happens in spite of plans. There’s more to success than… Continue reading

Mintzberg Rejects Macro-Leadership

“Macro-leadership is just as bad as micro-management.” Henry Mintzberg. During our conversation, Mintzberg explained that, “It’s destructive to separate management from leadership. Leaders need to get their hands dirty.” No buy in: Mintzberg… Continue reading

Avoiding the Putrid Beast Destroying Leaders

Pride is good. For example, “Have some pride” and “Take pride in your work.” Arrogant pride, however, represents the dark, blinding, deceptive underbelly of leadership. Arrogant pride drives leaders to gather in protective… Continue reading