Category Archive: Leading

16 Reasons People Don’t Listen When You Speak

Uncertainty promotes apathy. “For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?” (KJV 1900) 16 reasons people don’t listen when you speak: Too many words. You’re a… Continue reading

12 Powerful Ways to Make People Feel Powerful

Lousy leaders feel powerful by making others feel powerless. You can’t grasp power and give it at the same time. Leaders who fear losing power are afraid to make others feel powerful. 3 things… 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

The Power and Freedom of Focus

Life without focus is thin. Unfocused leaders drive everyone crazy including themselves. Chasing shiny objects frees at first, but loses it’s luster with the passage of time. Exhaustion and frustration set in. Success… Continue reading

4 Ways to Eliminate Success Blocking Blind Spots

Those who can’t see themselves feel isolated and alone. Real relationships are built between real people.   7 reasons leaders have blind spots: The birds of a feather problem. You hang with people… Continue reading

One Simple Habit that Elevates Leaders

A friend of mine, who knows I interview top leadership experts from around the world, asked, “Had any great interviews lately?” I told him about a call from Buenos Aires and a conversation with… Continue reading