Tag Archive: leadership success

What the CEO of Microsoft Pursues that Average Leaders Neglect

The difference between average leaders and exceptional leadership is heart. Heartless leaders are deformed beasts that excuse abuse in the name of results. Empathy: Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, pursues empathy. His pursuit… Continue reading

Getting a Grip When Work is Nuts Pt. 1

We have to do something about crazy schedules! But please don’t give us something else to do. Anyone who tries to work at 100% capacity for 100% of the time will go nuts!… Continue reading

You Can’t Win if You Don’t Know How to Play

His real name was Harvard. But we called my wife’s grandfather Tampie. Don’t play checkers with Tampie. The outcome was foreordained. He toyed with us whenever he convinced a sacrificial lamb to play.… Continue reading

How Passion Drives Many of the Worst Leadership Moments

Some of the worst leadership moments are driven by too much passion. Think of passion as energy, drive, direction, and focus. Is it possible to have too much? In my experience, the answer… Continue reading

7 Things New Inexperienced Leaders Must Do

The good news is you earned the opportunity to lead. The bad news is you’ll probably crash and burn. (But get up again when you do.) 7 Things New Inexperienced Leaders Must Do:… Continue reading

16 Ways CEOs Shoot Themselves in the Foot

Lack of effort isn’t the problem for good leaders. Smart people do dumb things and sincere leaders make stupid mistakes. 16 ways CEOs shoot themselves in the foot: #1. Going it alone. It’s… Continue reading