Category Archive: Leading

10 Ways to Lift the Lid on Your Leadership

Helplessness is a comfortable self-affirming myth for those who refuse to step forward. Decisions made in helplessness matter as much as decisions made in power. “I can’t change anything,” profoundly impacts life. I… Continue reading

30 Ways to Be a Powerful Leader

Powerful leaders: Fully align with organizational values, mission, and vision. Power comes to those who live under authority. Use your strengths to help powerful people reach their goals and weak people get ahead.… Continue reading

How to Invite and Survive Feedback From a Group

Life is simpler without others in it. But, everything that matters includes people. The more you work to control people the more troubling they become.   Leaders fear feedback because they can’t control it.… Continue reading

How to Succeed at Endings

Playing catch-up means you’re behind. You hung on too long. You limp along because the people around the table won’t vote themselves out of a job. They’re posturing, preserving, protecting. They’re maintaining status, position, and… Continue reading

The Three Most Dangerous Mistakes Leaders Make

It’s easy to learn from mistakes when you’re inventing light bulbs, but leaders work with people not bulbs. Leadership mistakes: Waste resources. Squander opportunities. Misuse talent. Hurt people. The worst part of making… Continue reading

15 Ways to Lead with Heart

Heartless leaders are deformed beasts who excuse abuse in the name of results. But, the tough aspects of leadership make having heart hard. Open hearts feel pain that closed hearts don’t. Wise leaders learn… Continue reading