Tag Archive: leadership success

10 Signs Ego Hinders Your Success

A big ego thinks the problem is someone else. Ten signs ego hinders your success Ego: Over-values itself and under-values the team. Feels nagging frustration with others but satisfaction with itself. Believes others… Continue reading

Big-Ego Behaviors in Leadership

I called Ken Kragen to confirm a quote. Ken managed superstars like Kenny Rogers, Lionel Richie, Trisha Yearwood, Travis Tritt, Olivia Newton John, The Bee Gees, and more. He was one of the… Continue reading

Dear Dan: I Can’t Stop Helping People

Dear Dan, I work late because I’m being helpful to people on my team. How can I stop helping too much? Sincerely, Too Helpful (Question after a recent presentation.) Dear Too, The desire… Continue reading

How to Stop Writing so Many Policies

Fear drives excessive policy-making. But policies don’t ignite passion. Excessive policy-making hobbles employees and hinders organizations. Policies are written for protection and often explain what shouldn’t or can’t be done.  Remarkable organizations are… Continue reading

A Closed Heart Can’t Be Led

A closed heart can’t be led. Anything you do or say that gives permission for people to open their hearts enhances your leadership. Feeling understood: Words that help people feel understood are more… Continue reading

A Getting It Wrong Plan

I came across a pony-tailed biker-type guy with a long scruffy beard in a cigar shop. He was a retired union pipefitter that had traveled the country welding pipes in nuclear power plants.… Continue reading