Category Archive: Marks of leaders

10 Ways to Cut to the Chase and Get Stuff Done

You grow quiet when someone with more power is in the room. You blab when you’re perceived as the big cheese. How many times have you wished the boss would just shut up?… Continue reading

Avoid 4 Dangers of Impatience – Still Get Things Done

Show me a leader with patience and I’ll show you someone people trust. Dealing with people requires patience. They’re putting up with you all the time. 4 dangers of impatience: Fractured relationships. Fear… 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

13 Things You Don’t Need to Lead

Pressure that’s rooted in unrealistic expectation; frustrates, defeats, even crushes. Self-imposed pressure drains joy, prevents progress, and invites leaders to become isolated and self-protective. Leaders don’t need to: Stand up front. Pretend they… Continue reading

10 Invitations to Transformation

Ask people to talk about what they’re good at and their eyes light up. For some, the topic of their strength is so awkward that it takes them time to get their bearings.… Continue reading