7 Ways to Survive Dissatisfaction

The trouble with wanting more is disappointment with what you have and frustration with what you don’t have. How you deal with lack of resources and falling short determines the direction and quality of… Continue reading

10 Ways to Know it’s Safe to Not Play it Safe

Mr. Young Leader gave his first update on an overseas project to the organization. It was OK. He’ll do better next time. In our follow up conversation, he said, “I probably should have… Continue reading

12 Ways to Express Remarkable Boldness

Don’t admire babies in adult bodies who get what they want by throwing their weight around. You might look at them and wish you had more boldness. Don’t. Juvenile leaders boldly demand that others… Continue reading

Seven Ways to Get Smarter

Given my druthers, I’d choose smart over dumb. Sadly, all of us do things that prolong dumbness. 4 qualities of smart leaders who stay dumb: Persistence: Staying dumb requires persistence. Growing smarter requires change. Dumb… Continue reading

The First Secret of Developing a Leader

It hit me on the way home that I said the wrong thing. I stood and embraced Jack when he walked into the coffee shop where I was meeting with a young leader.… Continue reading

Receiving the 12 Gifts of Problems

Successful leaders run toward problems, not away. If you want to lead, solve a problem, the bigger the better. Problems come bearing gifts, if you can receive them. 12 Gifts: Handled well, problems:… Continue reading