Tag Archive: Leadership

Lousy Leaders Enjoy Swinging the Stick of Accountability

Lousy leaders enjoy swinging the stick of accountablilty. Ineffective leaders might ask, “How do I hold people accountable?” Their real question is, “How do I pressure resistant people into doing what I want… Continue reading

50% of Your Emotional Vocabulary is Negative

It’s easy to slip into the dark while grappling with performance issues and people problems. Nagging problems corrode optimism. Capacity for negative: Leaders have opportunity and capacity to become negative. Some have inclination.… Continue reading

A Failure at Kindness

Kindness, like most things, is easy until you get serious about it. I spent last week focused on kindness. It was a fiasco. It’s not that I’m unkind. You aren’t kind if all… Continue reading

The Truth About Self-Kindness

It’s hard for me to believe that I’m even thinking about self-kindness. I’m old school. Words like self-love and self-kindness set me on edge. We need responsibility and hard work, not self-kindness. Us… Continue reading

I’d be Kind If I had the Time

I’d be kind if I had the time. Thankfully, you don’t have to be kind when the house is on fire. And it seems like there’s always a crisis. It’s not that you’re… Continue reading

Cracking the Mystery of Self-Leadership

All the ugly stereotypes of bad leadership are expressions of lousy self-leadership. Ken Blanchard says, “You can’t lead others if you can’t lead yourself.” Painful clarity: Self-leadership felt confusing to me until I… Continue reading