Category Archive: Marks of leaders

13 Ways Leaders Make Dumb Decisions

Dumb is easy at the beginning and painful in the end. The future depends on today’s wise decision. 13 ways to make dumb decisions: Ignore the strengths, weaknesses, and passions of teammates. Birds… Continue reading

12 Ways to End Fear and Inspire Boldness

You just walked out of your boss’s office and you feel small and anxious. You work for a small boss. Small, fearful leaders make others feel small and afraid.   You’re smaller than the person… Continue reading

Tensions Between Flexibility and Inflexibility

Inflexibility is a security blanket for weak, fearful leaders, but too much flexibility creates instability. Flexibility feels dangers when you doubt yourself or the team. Inflexibility feels safe. The playing field stays the same. Even… Continue reading

15 Powerful Shifts that Transform Leadership

Know-it-alls are completely predictable. They don’t change. Those who already know never develop new skills, embrace new ways of thinking, or grow as leaders. Everyone who grows changes. Everyone who changes behaves differently… Continue reading

7 Ways to Powerfully Lead Through Problems

Reluctance to deal with problems makes you look ineffective, weak, and self-protective. The problem isn’t the problem. Avoiding it is. Inaction increases fear; action increase courage. 4 things avoiders say: Let it work itself out.… Continue reading

10 Ways to Say the Right Thing Every Time

Powerless is a myth. Something as simple as a raised eyebrow has the power to influence. If leadership is influence, everyone leads. The issue is where. Destruction is easier and faster than construction. Destruction is… Continue reading