Tag Archive: leadership success

How to Win the Battle for Your Schedule and Spend More Time Doing What Matters

The elevation of spontaneity and emotion over planning and execution explains why leaders waste themselves on non-essentials. Fall into the spontaneity trap and end up chasing triviality. The spontaneity trap explains why: Corrective… Continue reading

The 5 Most Painful Leaders to be Around

Some leaders are painful to be around. To be honest, sometimes you and I are the pain. We’ve all been the leader others complain about. The 5 most painful leaders to be around: Nit-pickers.… Continue reading

5 Reasons to Ignore Cold Feet and Press Forward

Playing safe feels wiser than stepping out, unless the house is on fire. You get cold feet when the path ahead matters. Delay feels good when it’s time to put skin in the game.… Continue reading

5 Neglected Strategies to Connect with Others and Lead into the Future

Four years ago, I asked Henry Mintzberg for the word of advice he most frequently shares. His response is a guiding light. He said one word, “Connect.” Leadership in its fundamental form is… Continue reading

7 Ways to Become a Leader Today, Even if you Already Have a Corner Office

The things you do alone, with few exceptions, are not leadership.  Busyness doesn’t make you a leader, even though leaders work hard. Not a leader: Sign papers in your office. Complete a project… Continue reading

How to Complain Like a Leader

Great leaders have burning complaints. I wonder how many great endeavors began as great complaints. The United States of America, for example, began with great complaints.  We know the name Martin Luther King Jr. because… Continue reading