Tag Archive: Leadership

7 Simple Things That Strengthen Clarity During Complexity

When complexities fill your mind, worry weakens your knees. Complexity drives out clarity. Shadows become reality. Dread dilutes ability. Anxiety displaces confidence. Feeling overwhelmed is inevitable when complexity banishes simplicity. Any fool can… Continue reading

Weekend Update: 9/6/2021 to 9/10/2021

This week I wrote about everything from recognition to reputation. It was a special joy to share some reflections on the leadership of Sir Ernest Shackleton. I’ve read many articles about him and… Continue reading

Leadership Practices from two years of Survival in the Antarctic you can use Today

I began listening to Ernest Shackleton’s story of heroic survival and was delighted to find the first chapter boring. It was the perfect sleeping pill. But the story became so exciting that it… Continue reading

The Five Freedoms of Gratitude

“Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.” Immanuel Kant Ingratitude is weak, small, ugly, arrogant, and contagious. Unthankful leaders repel healthy followers. Companions of ingratitude: Fear. Entitlement. Envy. Blame. Anger. Freedom: Gratitude is freedom.… Continue reading

How Humble Leadership Really Works

Humility isn’t: Slow and stupid. Afraid to acknowledge strengths and talents. Passive and weak. Easily manipulated. Satisfied with mediocrity. Disinclined to bring up tough issues. Reluctant to act. 3 strengths of humility: #1.… Continue reading

The Dream is Alive, but the Ladder is Broken

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by John Hope Bryant to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of his new book, “Up From Nothing:… Continue reading