Tag Archive: Leadership Development

The Unexpected Way to Spot a Confident Leader

Humble listening is an aspiration achieved occasionally. But it’s exhausting. The ability to listen requires remarkable confidence. It takes confidence to: Adopt the posture of learner. Turn conversations toward others. Reject tendencies to… Continue reading

Dependency as an Asset

An independent life is out of the question for anyone who aspires to lead. Success – in leadership – always depends on others. A central issue of leadership is how you deal with… Continue reading

The Truth About Filling Your Own Cup

Servant leadership is pouring out for the advantage of others. But you can’t serve effectively with an empty cup. Your cup is empty because you poured out more than you poured in. The… Continue reading

Sincerity Doesn’t Erase Incompetence – How to Help

You sincerely want to help, but what if you employ strategies and habits that cause harm. Sincerity doesn’t erase incompetence. Portraits of lousy helpers: Overeager helper: When time allows, step back and let… Continue reading

Lessons in Leading-Up from a Two Year Old

Children develop leading-up skills at an early age. Most of them teach us things we shouldn’t do. Leading-up from a two-year-old’s perspective: Bargaining. “I’ll be good.” A two-year-old uses good performance as a… Continue reading

How to Send Signals that Enable Connection

Imagine you just met Wilma at a party. You’re shaking hands when she says, “I’m Wilma. I’m the CEO of Widgets Across America.” Choose to build trust rather than create distance.   Connect… Continue reading