Category Archive: Humility

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

5 Things Smart Leaders Never Say

Only fools say dumb things, intentionally. Think back to the last dumb thing you said. Did you think it was dumb, before you said it? The dumb things you’ve said seemed smart at first. 5 things… Continue reading

9 Ways to Get Stuff Off Your Plate

Stop assigning tasks to yourself. Successful leaders leave meetings with fewer tasks, not more. Delegating is taking stuff off your plate and putting it on someone else’s. But, if you’re always filling other people’s… Continue reading

Conquering 12 Deadly Leadership Sins

Leaders who never make mistakes are confused and blind. The day of savior-leadership is coming to an end. Everyone knows the emperor has no clothes. If you have it all together, you don’t. Image… Continue reading

The Four Hardest Words You’ve Never Said

I had a sinking feeling when the radio interview was over. I’m always critical of my performance, but this time something didn’t feel right. Radio interviews are becoming common and I didn’t want… Continue reading

How to Connect Forgiveness and Accountability

Forgiveness determines the breadth, depth, and duration of all relationships. People disappoint. The more you expect from others the more likely you’ll feel disappointed. Don’t lower expectations. Elevate forgiveness. Unforgiveness: Leaders who can’t forgive… Continue reading