Tag Archive: fear of failure

Seven Ways to Push Through Embarrassment

Image source You haven’t led if you haven’t felt embarrassed. Sadly, egocentric fear of embarrassment blocks exceptional. Embarrassment freezes you in your tracks like a deer in the headlights, afraid to move. Embarrassment… Continue reading

The Bad B’s of Leadership

Bad leadership feels safe like baggy jeans and broken-in sneakers. Bad leadership has a baffling capacity to walk comfortable paths while the world changes. Bold leadership, on the other hand, feels dangerous like… Continue reading

Who’s Your Daddy

We sit at the feet of successful leaders like children being cared for by parents. Our childishness speaks to lack of power, fear of failure, and the false hope that someone will take… Continue reading

10 Ways to Fail Your Way to Success

I hate failing. Failure feels like wasted life. Yes, I know I’m supposed to embrace failure and learn. But, given the choice, I’d succeed more! I haven’t failed for lack of good intentions.… Continue reading

Five Ways to Overcome the Folly of Perseverance

Bad ideas were good once but nothing always works. Quitters never win. At least that’s what we think. The danger of perseverance is it’s virtuous but not always wise. Thomas Edison famously said, “Many… Continue reading

The 5 Positive Powers of Self-Doubt

Image source If you grapple with self-doubt, keep reading. If you don’t grapple with it, you’re dangerous. Experts sing, “Believe in yourself,” However, unquestioned self-belief produces self-serving leaders who won’t adapt. Tom Petty… Continue reading