Kryptonite: The Thing That Weakens Leadership

Kryptonite is mythical material from Krypton that drains Superman of his superpowers. Kryptonite: The belief that self-evaluation trumps the evaluation of those directly impacted by your leadership weakens your effectiveness. What you think of… Continue reading

How to Succeed at Endings

Playing catch-up means you’re behind. You hung on too long. You limp along because the people around the table won’t vote themselves out of a job. They’re posturing, preserving, protecting. They’re maintaining status, position, and… Continue reading

5 Essentials for Developing Remarkable Leaders

It hurts when those around you don’t believe in you. Leaders sell themselves short when they undervalue those around them. The first step toward leadership is believing you matter; believing in someone else… Continue reading

5 Things Successful Leaders Judge

Judging feels awkward, mostly because we don’t like being judged. But, leaders who don’t judge follow the path of least resistance. To neglect judging is to embrace mediocrity. You judge all the time.… Continue reading

7 Ways Immature Leaders Grow Up

Everyone’s been hurt by leaders who need to grow up. Immature leaders always destroy relationships, hamper performance, and increase frustration. Poor performance is often a matter of immaturity, not lack of knowledge. Immature… Continue reading

The Three Most Dangerous Mistakes Leaders Make

It’s easy to learn from mistakes when you’re inventing light bulbs, but leaders work with people not bulbs. Leadership mistakes: Waste resources. Squander opportunities. Misuse talent. Hurt people. The worst part of making… Continue reading