Tag Archive: leadership success

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

3 Traits Guaranteed to Amplify Your Influence Today

Disconnection invites skepticism – skepticism blocks influence. The tools of disconnected leadership are manipulation and coercion. Connection is the conduit of influence. The battle to connect is lost when people wonder what’s going… Continue reading