Category Archive: Marks of leaders

Don’t Get Ignored

Long emails get pushed aside or ignored. “One of the worst things in people’s careers is to be ignored.” Joseph McCormack, author of, “Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less.” People form… Continue reading

Six Small Choices that Transform Leadership

Successful leadership depends on what you don’t see – secret decisions that are spread out over time and go nearly unnoticed. What you see, when you observe successful leaders in action, is the… Continue reading

Identify and Overcome Weaknesses that Matter

Leaders often believe their relationships are more positive than they are. You feel good about relationships when results are good. But, results and relationships aren’t the same thing. “People who are smart and self… Continue reading

The Four Hardest Words You’ve Never Said

I had a sinking feeling when the radio interview was over. I’m always critical of my performance, but this time something didn’t feel right. Radio interviews are becoming common and I didn’t want… Continue reading

10 Ways to Maximize Bad Experiences

A young leader writes, “How do you recover from bad experiences with leadership in a previous job, and from having trust in leadership demolished as a result?” The value of trust is seen… Continue reading

10 Ways to Successfully Lead Through Problems

The difference between a whiner and a leader is the courage to step into the gap and seek solutions. Average leaders solve problems. Successful leaders find problems. Skillful leaders create problems. Leaders shine lights… Continue reading