Category Archive: Failure

Leadership Sherlocking

The last time you heard, “Got a minute,” it took an hour and you nearly got fired. Magnifying glasses come out when things goes wrong. Sherlocking what’s wrong: Leaders become Sherlock Holmes when things… Continue reading

When Assuming the Best is the Worst

Assume the best about others until history says assume the worst. Believe history not hope. Before you go with the hope that they’ll pull through, ask yourself, what’s changed since the last time… Continue reading

7 Ways to Rise Above Pie in the Sky

Long-term goals are delusions, if you can’t produce results, now. Leaders deceive themselves, and others, with pie-in-the-sky goals. The light at the end of your tunnel is a train, headed in your direction,… Continue reading

One Response to Ten Dangers Leaders Face

Every leader wonders if its worth the struggle, from time to time. Only the naive make light of the difficulties ahead. Washouts line the shore. The greatest dangers lie within. 10 Dangers Leaders Face: Facing disappointment… Continue reading

7 Ways to Break Destructive Patterns

Lousy leaders solve the same problems over and over. When problems feel familiar, negative patterns prevail. The real problem: The difference between success and failure is how quickly you see and deal with… Continue reading

Winning with Leadership’s Greatest Danger

Success destroys leaders by encouraging them to repeat the past. Leadership is always about the future. Repetition: Repeating the past prevents you from building on it. Success confirms and solidifies, then it destroys.… Continue reading