Tag Archive: leadership success

The Single Predictor of Long-Term Success

There’s hope for you if you aren’t the smartest person at the table. Average people succeed as long as they keep going when the path is steep. Talent, intelligence, good fortune, and opportunity… Continue reading

How to Show Up as Your Best Self Today

Leaders are too concerned about doing everything right. Focus on showing up as your best self if you aspire to do things right. Justifications for worst-self leadership: #1. Burning hair. You can’t bring… Continue reading

5 Ways to Lead with a Big Heart

I’ve always admired leaders who handle heavy responsibility with heart. Some leaders put on masks and lose themselves to the expectation of others. But leaders with heart bear the load of responsibility with… Continue reading

10 Truths About Commitment That Enlarge Leadership

If it feels like you’re pushing ropes, the problem is commitment. You’re doomed to disappointment, stress, and frustration when you pressure people to do things they aren’t committed to do. Coerced commitments are… Continue reading

Why Smart Leaders Do Stupid Things

No one gets up thinking, “I want to do something incredibly stupid today.” Choices seem smart until they end up harmful. Only a knuckle head shows up thinking, “How can I suck the… Continue reading

The Dangers of Helping: Are you too Helpful

The goal of helping is enabling, not more helping. Over-helpful leaders are over-worked and under-appreciated. Help in ways that strengthen competency and don’t create dependency. Train people to help each other, BEFORE they… Continue reading