Tag Archive: humility

3 Leadership Lessons from Reality TV

I know reality TV is more about TV than reality, but sometimes I cry when I watch American Idol. It’s a show where undiscovered singers audition in front of celebrities from the music… Continue reading

4 Ways to Get Ahead in Any Organization

Aspiration that contaminates enjoyment sabotages success. 4 ways to get ahead in any organization: #1. Thrive in the shadows. If you aspire to get ahead, help someone else get ahead. Swen Nater made… Continue reading

The 6 Powers of Healthy Self-Doubt

It’s astonishing to see the confidence of leaders who oversee failure and still believe they have answers. Unchallenged self-belief produces intolerance. The problem of unchallenged self-belief is seen in arrogant politicians, interventionist news… Continue reading

3 Illusions all Leaders Face and Successful Leaders Defeat

“How strange when an illusion dies. It’s as though you’ve lost a child.” Judy Garland #1. Achievement gives the illusion of success. Successful organizations experience daily victories at best. Play always continues tomorrow.… Continue reading

A Moral Dilemma at Dunkin

We stop at Dunkin when we travel, but with COVID the restrooms are closed and drive-thru is the only option. The line was out in traffic, but we stopped anyway. Mrs. Leadership Freak… Continue reading

Hired at 25 – Fired at 35: The Turning Point for the CEO of Dunkin Donuts

Robert Rosenberg (Bob) was 25 years old when his dad asked him to take over the family business. It was 1963. Thirty-five years later the company (Dunkin Donuts) had grown from a 10… Continue reading