Tag Archive: Leadership

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

The Troubles You Endure Spring From Reactions You Regret

Rude drivers invite kneejerk reactions. He cut you off. You yell, “Ass hole!” (Perhaps there’s some gesticulation as well.) Reacting is you with someone else in mind. Reacting tricks you into believing you’re… Continue reading

Distraction: Defeating the Beast that Contaminates Leadership and Dilutes Effectiveness

The seduction of distraction is it makes you feel important while diluting usefulness at the same time. The habit of hurry drains fulfillment and frustrates engagement. No one achieves excellence by doing one… Continue reading

How to Solve Problems Quickly – But 69% of Relationship Problems are Unsolvable

Some problems should be managed, not solved. Broken computers can be fixed but many relationship ‘problems’ are unsolvable. “Dr. John Gottman’s research proves that 69% of problems in a relationship are unsolvable.” 6… Continue reading