Tag Archive: Leadership Development

Three Surprising Benefits of Making a Commitment

A leader who’s reluctant to commitment respects the value of commitments. But remarkable success demands commitment. Reluctance to commit is natural. Refusal to commit is deadly. Leaders who excel make courageous commitments.  Half-hearted… Continue reading

How to Overcome the Frustrations of Collaboration

It seems faster to make decisions on your own, especially when others don’t think like you. It’s simpler to give direction and expect obedience, than to endure the messy work of collaboration. The… Continue reading

4 Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

Growing up, I didn’t fail much. School was easy. I was good at sports. I hit a home-run my first at bat in Little League. I was taller than my peers. I felt… Continue reading

The Truth about Empathy

Talking about emotion sets leaders on edge. Just do your job! But… Daniel Goleman discovered that nearly 90% of the difference between average leaders and star performers in senior leadership roles is attributable… Continue reading

3 Reasons Leaders Sink

You never succeed when you poke holes in your own boat. 3 reasons leaders sink: #1. Need for dramatic results. The desire to make a BIG difference is deadly when it hinders incremental… Continue reading

Michael Jackson on Leadership

If you think leading others is tough, try self-leadership. Bill George said, “The hardest person you will ever have to lead is yourself.” Self-leadership means: High standards. Expect more from yourself than you… Continue reading