Category Archive: Courage

12 Courageous Acts of Leadership

Meetings suck, problems persist, and relationships degrade because of cowardice. Mediocrity persists for lack of courage.   You begin with a dream, but the real issue is courage. 12 courageous acts of leadership: Doubt… Continue reading

How to Deal with Unreasonable Contrarians

A river without banks drifts calmly into oblivion. Constraint makes the river powerful.   Tell teams what they can’t do and where they can’t go and they’ll get further, faster. This applies to… Continue reading

7 Questions that Confront Paralysis

The status quo makes sense to the fearful. The nobility of leadership is taking action for the good of others. Successful leaders fight through cluttered thinking and excuse-making to find reasonable action. It… Continue reading

Nuke Plan “B”

You don’t need more options. Options distract focus, drain energy, and paralyze progress. Life is richer when failure matters. Vibrancy results from courageously choosing a path and closing the door on the rest.… Continue reading

13 Ways Leaders Make Dumb Decisions

Dumb is easy at the beginning and painful in the end. The future depends on today’s wise decision. 13 ways to make dumb decisions: Ignore the strengths, weaknesses, and passions of teammates. Birds… Continue reading

Tensions Between Flexibility and Inflexibility

Inflexibility is a security blanket for weak, fearful leaders, but too much flexibility creates instability. Flexibility feels dangers when you doubt yourself or the team. Inflexibility feels safe. The playing field stays the same. Even… Continue reading