Category Archive: Marks of leaders

4 Ways to Deal with what Really Drives Leaders Crazy

Patterns, not isolated incidents, drive you crazy. Three missed deadlines are worse than one. But, it’s likely you overreacted to the last occurance, if you didn’t respond to the first. Leaders who avoid… Continue reading

10 Ways to Rise and Thrive After Disappointment

The disappointments of the sincere destroy them. The worst thing you can do with disappointment is live with it. 5 disappointment traps: Self-evaluation based on ambiguous standards. You’re not sure what you wanted.… Continue reading

John Maxwell on the Three Phases His Journey Pt. 3

Isolation limits potential, restricts capacity, and lowers impact. Influence expands exponentially through partnerships. Isolation is the enemy. The first phase of a leader’s journey is having followers. The second is developing leaders. The… Continue reading

7 Ways to Stop Vultures and Protect Vitality

Bad leaders only feel good when they’re talking about bad. Problem-centric leaders circle death and neglect vitality. Focus: Organizations stink when vulture-leaders take over. The problem in shipping makes you forget that production is up five percent… Continue reading

How to Get What You Want Without Being a Jerk

Jerks put their needs ahead of yours. The message of aggression is “Me first.” But servant leaders put others first. Aggressive jerk-leaders live in fear – the fear that they won’t get what they… Continue reading

7 Ways to Thrive with a Bad Boss

If you don’t have a bad boss now, you’ll have one soon. Bad bosses: Don’t listen. Use power for personal advantage. Always know. Is that the type of person you want to fight… Continue reading