Category Archive: Leading

The Three Eyes of Trajectory

Drift feels great when the sun is hot and the water calm. But, drifters always crash on the rocks. Holding steady is drifting toward oblivion. Trajectory: What is your current trajectory? If you… Continue reading

The Easiest – Most Dangerous – Thing Leaders Neglect

Dirty culture distracts, repels, and destroys organizations. The most important thing about us is the way we treat each other while we fulfill our mission.   People run from bad organizational culture, even when… Continue reading

How to Maximize Frailty

The frailty you hide is a door of opportunity, once it’s embraced. Covering frailty causes more frailty. Couples who pretend they’re happy grow unhappy. Leaders who pretend they’re strong grow weak. Leaders who… Continue reading

10 Ways Leaders Increase Stress Unnecessarily

The way you think about yourself is the biggest factor in stress and productivity. Stress isn’t “out there,” it’s inside you. 10 ways to increase stress: Hide mistakes. Pretend you know. Make excuses. Expect perfection.… Continue reading

The Real Truth About Authority, Power, and Position

You don’t need authority, power, or position to lead. Sometimes they get in the way. Leading is serving, nothing more, nothing else, nothing less. Become a leader by serving. The trappings of leadership… Continue reading

“Advantage” Solves the 12 Dangers of Leadership

You’ve been wronged, manipulated, or cheated by someone with position or power. Leaders shade the truth, compromise their values, and abuse authority. Just read the news. When the path is demanding, shortcuts feel… Continue reading