Category Archive: Marks of leaders

7 Ways Immature Leaders Grow Up

Everyone’s been hurt by leaders who need to grow up. Immature leaders always destroy relationships, hamper performance, and increase frustration. Poor performance is often a matter of immaturity, not lack of knowledge. Immature… 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

7 Ways to Solve the Sour Puss Problem

Anyone can be a sour puss. Some leaders are just too important to smile. Sad faces don’t inspire confidence. Successful leaders smile even while facing serious challenges. Sad leaders are: Self-important. Isolated. Power hungry.… Continue reading

The Editor of Forbes on Grit

If you’re not pretty or smart don’t worry. Intelligence doesn’t determine success. Emotional intelligence is more important than general intelligence, but hard work is more important than both. Just get dirty and do the… Continue reading

7 Ways to Survive Dissatisfaction

The trouble with wanting more is disappointment with what you have and frustration with what you don’t have. How you deal with lack of resources and falling short determines the direction and quality of… Continue reading

Seven Ways to Get Smarter

Given my druthers, I’d choose smart over dumb. Sadly, all of us do things that prolong dumbness. 4 qualities of smart leaders who stay dumb: Persistence: Staying dumb requires persistence. Growing smarter requires change. Dumb… Continue reading