Category Archive: Failure

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

How to Make it Better by Not Making it Worse

When failure is imminent, it doesn’t matter why it happened. Just shut-up and fix it. Unskilled leaders expand problems. Unfocused leaders make matters worse by doing too much. What you don’t do, is the… Continue reading

How to Stop De-energizing the team

It takes a miracle to re-ignite a fire once you’ve hosed it down. Skillful leaders use words to energize and release. Foolish leaders rein in and control. Everyone has a fire inside. Leadership’s role is throwing… Continue reading

15 Ways to Generate Urgency Now

Failure is the result of lack of urgency. Comfortable rhythms set-in. People wander toward fuzzy goals. Focus becomes drifting. Complacency drives real leaders crazy. Goals without urgency are fantasies. 15 indicators urgency has… Continue reading