Category Archive: Leading

Five Common Beliefs that Sabotage Sincere Leaders

Wrong beliefs sabotage sincere leaders. Sincerity doesn’t compensate for ignorance.   Sincere people adopt beliefs and practices that block success. Everyone does. With time and reflection you learn and adapt, or you crash. Five common… Continue reading

Courage to Take a Different Path

The most frightening thing in life is reaching for what lies deepest in your heart. You won’t get there alone. Mentors ignite courage and fuel progress. This post is based on my conversation… Continue reading

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